“Dog Whisperer” star Cesar Millan said that he could make sure President Joe Biden’s dog Commander stops biting White House staffers for good.
Earlier this week, the New York Post reported that the two-year-old German shepherd bit seven people over a four-month period, before he was given away to be raised by family friends in 2022.
Secret Service records obtained by the outlet revealed that the attacks were documented from October 2022 to January 2023.
The trouble began on Oct. 3, when Commander “inflicted a ‘friendly soft bite’ on [a Secret Service agent’s] forearm as [he] held the door open.”
"President Biden’s nearly two-year-old German shepherd Commander bit SEVEN people in a four-month period after former first dog Major was ousted from the White House over similar aggressive behavior." pic.twitter.com/nxL73cKQ9V
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) July 25, 2023
In a Nov. 3 incident, a member of the organization had to be treated at a hospital after sustaining bites to the arm and thigh.
The event was unprovoked, as the officer had been sitting at the bottom of a stairwell, when Commander trotted down and took a bite of out crime-stopper.
The German shepherd gnashed at his tricep and quad, before the Secret Service agent was able to block further attempts with a steel cart.
Every Secret Service agent should have to past the Commander Biden test before reporting for duty every morning. We said what we said. 🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Moz6QP3RAr
— Jay Perkins (@JohnathanPerk) July 26, 2023
“My leg and arm still hurts. He bit me twice and ran at me twice,” the agent emailed a colleague about the occurrence.
“What a joke … if it wasn’t their dog he would already have been put down – freaking clown needs a muzzle,” his co-worker wrote back.
Millan believes he could have corrected the behavior in a single session with Commander.
Commander Biden is on the job. He's the only one looking for those deleted Secret Service texts from January 6th. pic.twitter.com/n9mx7Zy5WR
— We Vote, We Win! 🧢 (@VaTechPhiDelt) July 29, 2023
“It will only take us two hours to come up with the agreement,” he commented. “As many as the whole White House staff could learn and make sure we’re all in agreement, commit and follow through.
“It shouldn’t be difficult because this is about the most primal knowledge that we’re not practicing,” he told Politico.
Seven days after the Secret Service officer was mauled, another was bit in the thigh during Commander’s walk with Jill Biden through the Kennedy Garden.
New Whitehouse publicity photo of “Commander” Biden. pic.twitter.com/He9XjFyWUd
— Dr.Darrell Scott (@PastorDScott) July 26, 2023
On Nov. 14, another member of the law enforcement agency used a chair to ward off an attack while being menaced by the dog.
“Everybody is going to connect, communicate and have an amazing relationship with this amazing German shepherd, and we’re all going to forget about what he did, because it wasn’t his fault,” Millan defended.
“He was a puppy when he came in. He didn’t come with any issues. He didn’t say, ‘when I get older, I’m going to bite all the Secret Service.’ That was not his dream.”
Whenever I hear “spiritual” people talk about energy, I think of Cesar Millan. His dog bit him. Probably for saying “energy” so much. pic.twitter.com/UwDhR8ntZG
— Saturn Girl (@FrankieLynch777) July 28, 2023
Milan said that like previous administrations, Biden’s has no clear cut rules about handling First Pets.
“One thing that I have seen over the years in the White House is they don’t have a protocol for dogs. It’s happened before with previous presidents,” he stated.
“Dogs don’t know that they’re living with the president or with you,” Millan pointed out.
“That’s why dogs make humans really human, because it really has nothing to do with money, fame or power.”
President Joe Biden's dog, Commander, bit a Secret Service officer twice (on the arm and thigh) on Nov. 3, 2022 at the White House, according to email correspondence obtained by a FOIA request from @JudicialWatch.
Below is an email, where one USSS officer says, "if it wasn't… pic.twitter.com/IL57SjWUw9
— Caleb Parke (@calebparke) July 25, 2023
Commander continued his reign of terror on Dec. 11, when Biden took the dog off leash while watching a film with family in the White House movie theater.
The agent suffered bites and bruising on his arm and hand. The German shepherd bit two more Secret Service officers in the same month.
Millan asserted that Commander needed a “pack leader” to keep him in line at the White House.
“In any home, a dog needs to feel safe. He needs love, and he needs to trust, respect and love someone,” he explained. “In the dog world, that will be your authority leader. People call it the pack leader. You and a dog are a pack.”
“You can call it family, but someone has to lead the family. They will tell you the rules, boundaries and limitations. And that’s why dogs get in trouble.”
The dog’s issues culminated in a Jan. 2 incident at the president’s Wilmington home, where an agent was investigating an alarm. Commander “latched” on to his lower back, then had to be pulled off of him by another person.
Millan didn’t seemed shocked that the German shepherd developed a specific taste for the Secret Service.
“Some dogs only bite gardeners. Some dogs only bite the mailman,” he remarked.
“The most important thing is how do we prevent this from happening to anyone? That way we have a dog who trusts everybody.”