Biden says Major out of ‘dog house’ but getting ‘training’ after White House incident

President Joe Biden plays with the Biden family dogs Champ, right, and Major, left, on Feb. 9, 2021 at the White House on Feb. 24, 2021 in Washington, D.C

President Joe Biden is defending Major, the first family’s 3-year-old adopted German Shepherd, after he was involved in an incident at the White House earlier this month that caused “a minor injury,” denying he was banished to Delaware but revealing he is getting some additional “training.

In an exclusive interview, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos asked Biden about the incident, which CNN first reported as a biting incident involving a security officer, although the White House would not confirm that.


“Is Major out of the dog house?” Stephanopoulos asked.

“The answer’s yes,” Biden said, laughing. “Look, Major was a rescue pup. Major did not bite someone and penetrate the skin.”

He suggested the dog overreacted because he wasn’t used to all the strangers around.

“I guess what surprised me is the White House itself, living there. Every door you turn to, there’s a guy there in a black jacket,” Biden said.

Major is a rescue the Bidens adopted from the Delaware Humane Association shortly before Biden hit the campaign trail last year

Source: ABC News