Change is stressful. And life in the White House was a big adjustment for Major, one of U.S. president Joe Biden’s two dogs.
Major, the first rescue dog, in the White House, has been acting up. He showed agitated behaviour. He jumped, barked and charged at staff members and security.
A “biting incident” led to a presidential decision to banish Major back to the Biden’s family home in Delaware.
The White House says Champ and Major are temporarily back in Delaware while the first lady is traveling following an incident Monday in which Major caused a “minor injury” to an undisclosed person.
“Major was surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual, which was handled by the White House Medical Unit with no further treatment needed,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Tuesday.
She added that the dogs will return soon.
“Champ and Major, the President and First Lady’s dogs – members of the family – are still getting acclimated and accustomed to their new surroundings and new people.”
On Tuesday, Major and Champ’s Instagram account posted a photo of Champ in the Oval Office with the president in a caption titled
Father & Son Love!
Major, as Dr. Jill Biden told Kelly Clarkson in a video last month posted on Instagram, has gotten in trouble before for being on the couch.
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