Main, certainly one of President Biden’s German shepherds, shall be moved from the White Home complicated to obtain coaching after he was concerned in a collection of biting episodes, the East Wing mentioned on Monday.
“Main, the Bidens’ youthful canine, will bear some further coaching to assist him regulate to life within the White Home,” mentioned Michael LaRosa, the spokesman for Jill Biden, the primary girl. “The off-site, personal coaching will happen within the Washington space, and it’s anticipated to final just a few weeks.”
Main is about 3 years outdated and adopted from the Delaware Humane Affiliation after Mr. Biden’s daughter despatched him a Fb submit a couple of litter of puppies obtainable for adoption. As soon as they moved to the White Home shortly after Inauguration Day, Main, alongside together with his older compatriot Champ, got walk-in privileges within the Oval Workplace and free rein of the South Garden.
That has modified since Main has bitten not less than two individuals who have gotten near him, together with an “unfamiliar individual” who took him without warning, leading to a minor harm, Jen Psaki, the White Home press secretary, said in March. In latest weeks, Main, who as soon as roamed outdoors with no leash, has been stored on a brief restraint. After leaving the residence every morning, the canine has been surrounded by handlers, Secret Service officers, and a swirl of White Home officers.
Champ, who’s over a decade outdated, will keep behind on the White Home whereas Main receives coaching. The Bidens additionally intend to maneuver a cat into the White Home, however on Monday, Mr. LaRosa didn’t present a timeline for the feline’s arrival.