Joe Biden's cherished German Shepherd, Commander, the canine companion has found himself at the center of yet another biting incident, marking the 11th such occurrence since the Biden family welcomed him into the White House.
The incident occurred on Monday night, and the Secret Service reported on Tuesday that the officer received treatment at the scene.
The White House press secretary has previously attributed the attacks to the strain of residing in the White House.
Anthony Guglielmi, the Chief of Communications for the United States Secret Service (USSS), conveyed to CNN in a formal statement, “Yesterday around 8 p.m., a Secret Service Uniformed Division police officer came in contact with a first family pet and was bitten. The officer was treated by medical personnel on complex.”
He subsequently informed CNN that the wounded officer had a conversation with Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle on Tuesday and was in satisfactory condition.
Back in July, White House representatives announced that the first family was implementing fresh training methods and leash procedures to assist the reactive pet.
In reaction to this latest biting incident, Elizabeth Alexander, who serves as the communication director for the first lady, Jill Biden, conveyed to The Guardian, “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 expressed deep gratitude on behalf of the Bidens to the Secret Service and the executive residence staff for their dedicated efforts in ensuring the safety of the Bidens, their family, and the nation.
In the early stages of President Biden's administration, one of his dogs, Major, was implicated in biting occurrences at the White House, necessitating his relocation to reside with family friends in Delaware. Commander assumed his role in 2021.
Commander's most severe incident occurred in November of the previous year when a security officer required hospitalization due to the dog biting down on their arms and thighs.
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