The White House dog Major has bitten again, just days after returning from training in Delaware following a similar incident earlier this month.
A spokesman for First Lady Jill Biden said that “out of an abundance of caution” an individual was seen by medical staff before returning to work.
Major is the younger of the Bidens’ two German Shepherds and the White House’s first ever rescue dog.
“He’s a sweet dog,” President Joe Biden has said.
Michael LaRosa, Mrs Biden’s spokesman, said of Monday’s incident: “Major is still adjusting to his new surroundings and he nipped someone while on a walk.”
CNN reported that a National Park Service employee was bitten on the South Lawn and had to stop work to receive treatment. the National Park Service has not responded to CNN’s request for comment.
Both Major and Champ, the Biden’s 13-year-old dog, were moved to the Biden family home in Wilmington, Delaware, after the first biting incident on 8 March.