Biden dog Major to get 'off-site' training after incidents
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President BidenJoe BidenBiden says Beau's assessment of first 100 days would be 'Be who you are' Biden: McCarthy's support of Cheney ouster is 'above my pay grade' Conservative group sues over prioritization of women, minorities for restaurant aid MORE's dog Major will receive "private training" away from the White House after a series of biting incidents.

The 3-year-old German shepherd "will undergo some additional training to help him adjust to life in the White House," Michael LaRosa, press secretary for first lady Jill BidenJill BidenJennifer Garner to travel to West Virginia with Jill Biden Biden honors his mom on Mother's day: 'She was the quintessential lady' Jill Biden commends moms on Mother's Day for being 'strong and resilient' amid pandemic MORE, told ITK in a statement on Monday.

"The off-site, private training will take place in the Washington, D.C. area, and it is expected to last a few weeks," LaRosa said.


The extra four-legged schooling sessions for the Bidens' younger dog — believed to be the first shelter rescue animal to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. — comes after a pair of headline-making incidents involving the canine.

Last month, the White House told CNN that Major "nipped someone on a walk" while on the South Lawn. That incident came just weeks after another biting report involving the dog, in which a White House staff member sustained minor injuries.

Major, along with the Bidens' other dog, Champ, returned to the White House last month after a short stay at the first family's Delaware home. Major received additional training while in Delaware.

The commander in chief has defended his dog, calling Major a "sweet" animal simply adjusting to life in the White House alongside Secret Service details.

"You turn a corner, and there's two people you don't know at all," Biden said in a TV interview last month. "And he moves to protect."