By Josie October 8th, 2023
In recent events, President Joe Biden’s dog, Commander, a 2-year-old German Shepherd, has been removed from the White House premises.
Commander has been accused of attacking seven White House staff members, including Secret Service guards.
The White House physician’s office had to refer a Secret Service officer to the hospital for treatment after the dog bit down on their arm and thigh.
As sad as it is to separate a canine companion from its parent, the preceding incidents had made it necessary to ban Biden's dog.
The public has raised questions about the training and behavior of the President’s pets.
This reaction also has to do wit the fact that Biden's previous dog also had to be banned from the premises for similar reasons.
Known for their roles as service and guard dogs, German Shepherds often face an undeserved reputation of aggression.
However, the breed is inherently loving, gentle, and craves companionship.
Aggressive tendencies are typically behavioral issues stemming from neglect, boredom, or improper training, not innate characteristics.
Each dog, like Commander and Major, is an individual, and their actions should not reinforce the stereotype.