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- Commander is the second dog of Bidens’ to behave aggressively.
- They sent the first dog, a German shepherd named Major, to live with friends in Delaware after other biting incidents.
- Biden received Commander in December 2021 as a gift from his brother James.
The officer is doing just fine, he said.
The Bidens have previously said they would get extra training for Commander after incidents including one that sent a victim to the hospital. Source: AP / Carolyn Kaster
Elizabeth Alexander, communications director for first lady Jill Biden, said “the White House can be a stressful environment for family pets, and the first family continues to work on ways to help Commander handle the often unpredictable nature of the White House grounds”.
She said the Bidens are “incredibly grateful to the Secret Service and Executive Residence staff for all they do to keep them, their family, and the country safe”.
Second Biden dog to behave aggressively
Commander is the second dog of Bidens’ to behave aggressively, including biting Secret Service personnel and White House staff.
Biden received Commander in December 2021 as a gift from his brother James. The family also has a cat, Willow.