When getting a dog, first and foremost YOU are responsible for that dog.
The media has run wild since the New York Post first reported on the incidents involving president Bidens dog Commander.
As the reports surface, more people are wondering if this was something that the Secret Service has been trying to cover up.
For the sake of Commander and others, I sure hope not. This is definitely something that needs to be resolved quickly.
While we all love owning a dog, protecting them, and others is important.
Especially a dog that’s surrounded by people and alot of activity.
So what happens now?
Unless Animal Control deems this animal a threat, it looks like its either serious training, or rehoming for Commander at this point.
President Bidens last dog Major was rehomed for similar incidents back in 2021, when he had reportedly “bitten agency members every day for more than a week,” says the New York Post.
While Commander is still a very young dog, at nearly two years old, a good trainer could correct this behavior.
But again this type of busy environment, just might not be suitable for this dog. Something that should be determined as well by both a good trainer, AND a responsible owner.
Dogs can become aggressive when fearful, or in a stressful situation that they just don’t understand.
A dog is loyal and will always want to please and protect.
Surrounded by Secret Service and the White House staff at all times must be extremely confusing and stressfull for a dog.
It’s always best to choose a breed that might do well with a particular lifestyle, that has them being around a lot of people, or children. Breeds like the golden retriever or labrador, have a great reputation for being friendly.
Guide dogs alone go through extensive training from puppy to adult to be able to manage around busy schedules, loud noise, and crowds.
Something a regular dog might be fearful of.
A dogs confusion can become dangerous.
When working around dogs its alway good to understand their body language,
and never look them directly in the eye.
Its easy to be uncomfortable around large dogs, and if you’re uncomfortable, they are uncomfortable.
So probably best to ease yourself out of the area, if you feel threatened in any way.
Instead of keeping things under wraps, they need to remedy the situation quickly, before things get worse.