As Biden’s biting dog is booted from White House, celeb pet trainer offers tips for preventing bad behavior

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A second Biden pup has been removed from the White House due to its poor behavior.

President Biden’s German Shepherd, Commander, got the boot this week after committing at least his 11th biting incident.

Commander most recently bit a Secret Service agent on White House grounds last month. 

BIDEN’S DOG, COMMANDER, REMOVED FROM WHITE HOUSE AFTER SERIES OF BITING INCIDENTS

A previous incident led to the hospitalization of a Secret Service officer, according to the New York Post.

Commander arrived at the White House after the Biden family got rid of their prior dog, Major, who also behaved aggressively.

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President Joe Biden’s dog, Commander, is walked on the south side of the White House before a signing ceremony for the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 on Aug. 9, 2022 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Celebrity dog trainer Tom Davis expressed his sadness and frustration in an exchange with Fox News Digital, but explained how the removal “may be in the dog’s best interest.”

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“It was necessary so no one else got hurt,” he wrote in an email. 

“German Shepherds are loyal, great dogs, and to see Commander bite 11 people means something has to be off.”

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Celebrity dog trainer Tom Davis (pictured) encourages all dog owners to properly train their pups. (Tom Davis)

This kind of behavior can occur when any dog is allowed too much freedom or experiences “insufficient structure or control,” Davis said.

“Things will get out of hand fast if you allow a working line German Shepherd or any dog to get away with whatever they want.”

“He shouldn’t be allowed another dog, that’s for sure.”

The trainer said it’s “clear” President Biden won’t be held to the “same regulations and laws” as other dog owners in Washington, D.C.

“He shouldn’t be allowed another dog, that’s for sure,” he said. 

“This is the second dog removed from President Biden,” Davis added. “He isn’t equipped to care for a dog.”

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President Joe Biden’s dog Commander, a German shepherd, is walked outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

As Commander exits the White House, Davis recommended that the dog be assessed by a canine behavioral specialist and placed in a home that can provide the necessary structure and training he “deserves.”

Davis encouraged every dog owner to consider training instead of waiting for problems to develop in their animal.

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“Seek professional guidance as soon as you get your dog,” he advised. 

“Suppose you do have behavioral issues with your dog,” he said. “In that case, you must seek a professional who understands the importance of balance, structure and discipline to help you understand and modify your dog’s behavior.”

Commander, the President's dog in the White House

Commander, Biden’s dog, stands in a doorway as President Joe Biden waves from Marine One on departure from the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 25, 2022. (REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz)

The trainer added that it’s “most” important to hire someone who “understands how to train dog owners to sustain and live better with their dogs.”

“Like everything else, not all dog trainers are the same,” he said. “Some focus on reward-based, basic obedience; some focus on behavior modification that requires much more than that.”

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Davis added, “Find someone who has actually worked with the dog problems you are dealing with and has had success.”

Fox News Digital’s Louis Casiano and Patrick Ward contributed to this report.

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