Biden says ‘sweet’ dog Major getting trained after biting

WSHINGTON (AFP) – United States (US) President Joe Biden said his beloved dog Major, who got into major trouble after biting someone at the White House, is undergoing training and has not been banished.

“The dog’s being trained now,” Biden told ABC News in an interview aired on Wednesday. Calling the rescue pup a “sweet dog”, Biden insisted that Major poses little threat.

“Eighty-five per cent of the people there love him. He just, all he does is lick them and wag his tail,” he said. Although Major and his elderly fellow German Shepherd companion Champ were sent back to the Biden family residence in Delaware after the biting incident, the President said this was more to do with the fact that First Lady Jill Biden was going to be away from the White House travelling.