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Biden’s dog Commander bites ANOTHER Secret Service agent: President’s 2-year-old German Shepherd involved in 11th biting incident in the White House
- Commander bit a Secret Service agent on Monday night
- ‘The officer was treated by medical personnel on complex,’ Secret Service said
- It’s the 11th time the German Shepherd has bitten an agent
President Joe Biden’s dog Commander has bitten another Secret Service agent, marking the 11th biting incident at the White House.
The 2-year-old German Shepherd bit an agent on Monday evening.
‘Yesterday around 8pm, 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,’ USSS chief of communications Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement to DailyMail.com.
The injured officer is doing okay, the Secret Service said. The incident was first reported by CNN.
Secret Service emails obtained by Judicial Watch in July revealed the dog had bitten or threatened at least 10 people, making this the 11th biting incident involving the first pet.
First lady Jill Biden’s office reiterated what it said in July, that the White House can be stressful for pets.
‘As we’ve noted before, 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. The President and First Lady are incredibly grateful to the Secret Service and Executive Residence staff for all they do to keep them, their family, and the country safe,’ East Wing communications director Elizabeth Alexander said in a statement.
Commander Biden bit a Secret Service agent on Monday night at the White House – above the dog is seen on the South Lawn with groundskeeper Dale Haney in August 2022
One agent was sent to a local hospital after the dog bit them on the arm and leg, and one was attacked when Jill Biden let him off his leash.
The agent also had to use a steel shield to fend him off from another attack.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also blamed stress for the dog’s behavior.
‘As you all know, the White House complex can be unique and very stressful. That is something I’m sure you can all understand,’ Jean-Pierre said in July. ‘It is unique and it is stressful for all of us. So you can imagine what it’s like for a family pet or family pets, more broadly.’
She added that the first family was ‘working through ways to make the situation better for everyone.’
At the time of the released emails in July, the White House said the Bidens were working through new training and leashing protocols for Commander but didn’t detail what they were.
In the batch of emails released in July, Secret Service officers called the dog ‘freaking crazy,’ argued he would have been ‘put down’ if he didn’t belong to the Bidens and said he needed a muzzle.
On November 10, 2022, Jill Biden ‘couldn’t regain control’ of Commander as the dog charged another member of the Secret Service.
The same month, the German Shepherd clamped down on an agent’s arm, resulting in him needing to seek medical treatment.
The 2-year-old German Shepherd has been involved in 11 biting incidents
Commander was a birthday gift to President Biden from his brother James and sister-in-law Sara.
The Bidens welcomed Commander to the executive residence as a puppy in December 2021.
He was a birthday gift to President Biden from his brother James and sister-in-law Sara.
Commander is not the first pet of the Bidens’ to cause some issues for the first couple.
Another one of the Bidens’ German Shepherds, Major, also bit staff and Secret Service agents.
The dog moved out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in 2021 and re-homed with ‘family friends’.