WASHINGTON — The Biden household’s youthful canine, Main, will endure extra coaching to assist him alter to life within the White Home after two biting incidents in current weeks, a spokesman for first girl Jill Biden mentioned Monday.
“The off-site, personal coaching will happen within the Washington, D.C., space, and it’s anticipated to final a number of weeks,” spokesman Michael LaRosa mentioned.
Main, who’s three years previous, is the youthful of the Bidens’ two German shepherds and was adopted from the Delaware Humane Affiliation. The Bidens have had their 12-year-old German shepherd, Champ, since he was a pet.
The extra coaching comes after Main was concerned in a pair of biting incidents on the White Home and was first reported by CNN. In early March, Main nipped the hand of a Secret Service agent, inflicting what officers described as a “minor” damage that didn’t break the pores and skin. He obtained coaching in Delaware, however then had a second nipping incident a number of weeks later with a workers member on the South Garden whereas leashed and on a stroll.
President Joe Biden has publicly defended Main, saying his canine is protecting and has been adjusting to many unfamiliar individuals on the grounds across the White Home.
After the primary incident, Biden advised ABC Information in an interview that he nonetheless thought Main was a great boy, however was simply having a bit bother acclimating to his new environment.
“You flip a nook and there is two individuals you do not know in any respect,” Biden mentioned. “And he strikes to guard. However he is a candy canine.”