Biden's dog banned from White House after latest biting incidents

 October 5, 2023

President Joe Biden's dog Commander has been removed from the White House following his latest biting incident.

The first dog has now been involved in at least 11 recorded biting situations, according to reports.

The White House statement

“The President and First Lady care deeply about the safety of those who work at the White House and those who protect them every day. They remain grateful for the patience and support of the U.S. Secret Service and all involved, as they continue to work through solutions,” First Lady Jill Biden’s communications director, Elizabeth Alexander, said in a statement.

“Commander is not presently on the White House campus while next steps are evaluated,” Alexander added.

The situation

"The statement came shortly after CNN published an article saying that Commander had bitten executive residence staff members and White House employees and that the number of nipping incidents was well above the 11 that had been previously reported," according to NBC News.

"The Daily Mail published photos of Commander and Dale Haney, the superintendent of the White House grounds, who has worked at the White House for more than 50 years," it reported.

The growing problem

"Ten out of the 11 biting incidents by Commander have happened in the span of only four months. One of them put a member of the U.S. Secret Service in the hospital," Fox News reported.

Nationally renowned dog trainer Tom Davis told Fox News Digital that "an intervention must happen in order to save the animal."

The first biting incident was revealed in July following the release of records obtained by Judicial Watch that identified incidents going back to last year.

Commander arrived at the White House as a puppy in 2021. Biden's previous dog, Major, was also removed after biting incidents. A third dog, Champ, died in 2021 at the age of 13.

The dog-biting issues have led to yet another pet being removed from the White House as Biden seeks to end the problem that has injured multiple people in his administration who are working to keep the president safe.

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