On Monday Reuters’ White House correspondent Jeff Mason tweeted a short video of a walk with Major who was on a leash.
President Joe Biden later told ABC News after the first incident that Major did not penetrate the employee’s skin and was receiving additional “training” at home.
“You turn a corner, and there’s two people you don’t know at all,” he said. “And he moves to protect. But he’s a sweet dog. Eighty-five percent of the people there love him. He just — all he does is lick them and wag his tail.”
Major is the first shelter dog to occupy the White House and has appeared alongside Biden in the Oval Office.
Let’s hope Major adjusts soon to his new surroundings and gets the training he needs. Clearly he’s having some issues with all the new people he’s encountering every day.