President Joe Biden’s German Shepherd, Commander, has once again made headlines for biting a US Secret Service agent at the White House.
This latest incident marks the 11th known biting incident involving the 2-year-old canine. The Secret Service Uniformed Division officer who was bitten received medical treatment and is reported to be doing okay.
Commander has been involved in multiple biting incidents both at the White House and in Delaware.
In a previous incident in November 2022, an officer was hospitalized after being bitten by the dog. Following these incidents, the Bidens had announced that they were implementing new training and leashing protocols for their family pet. However, it is unclear whether the new training has taken place or if any further action will be taken, according to CNN.
Elizabeth Alexander, the communications director for the first lady, expressed gratitude to the Secret Service and Executive Residence staff for their efforts in ensuring the safety of the First Family and the country. It is worth noting that another one of Biden’s dogs, Major, was also involved in biting incidents at the White House and has since been relocated.
The repeated biting incidents involving Commander have raised concerns about workplace safety for Secret Service agents and other personnel at the White House. Former USSS agent Jonathan Wackrow emphasized that bringing a hazard into the workplace is a serious issue and poses a significant risk to those who support the president and his office [^1^]. Wackrow called for immediate attention to address this matter to ensure the safety of everyone working at the White House residence [^1^].
In conclusion, President Biden’s dog, Commander, has once again bitten a Secret Service agent at the White House, adding to the list of previous biting incidents. The need for enhanced training and measures to ensure workplace safety has become evident. It remains to be seen how the Biden family will address this ongoing issue.