Ruff obligation: Commander Biden bites one other Secret Service worker on the White Home


FILE - President Joe Biden's dog Commander, a German shepherd, is walked outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, April 29, 2023.
FILE – President Joe Biden’s canine Commander, a German shepherd, is walked exterior the West Wing of the White Home in Washington, April 29, 2023. AP Picture/Carolyn Kaster, File

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ’s canine Commander has bitten one other U.S. Secret Service worker.

A uniformed division officer was bitten by the canine round 8 p.m. Monday on the White Home, and was handled on-site by medical personnel, mentioned USSS chief of communications Anthony Guglielmi. The officer is doing simply high quality, he mentioned.

Elizabeth Alexander, communications director for first woman Jill Biden, mentioned “the White Home generally is a traumatic surroundings for household pets, and the primary household continues to work on methods to assist Commander deal with the customarily unpredictable nature of the White Home grounds.”

She mentioned the Bidens are “extremely grateful to the Secret Service and Govt Residence workers for all they do to maintain them, their household, and the nation protected.”

The German Shepherd purebred has bit or in any other case attacked Secret Service personnel no less than 10 different occasions between October 2022 and January, together with one incident that required a hospital go to by the injured legislation enforcement officer, in keeping with information from the Division of Homeland Safety.

Commander is the second canine of Biden’s to behave aggressively, together with biting Secret Service personnel and White Home workers. They finally despatched the primary canine, a German shepherd named Main, to dwell with mates in Delaware after these incidents.

The Secret Service supplies safety safety for the president and his household, and scores of its officers are posted across the govt mansion and its sprawling grounds.

Biden acquired Commander in December 2021 as a present from his brother James. The household additionally has a cat, Willow.