White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at the Wednesday briefing that the dogs met the Bidens last weekend at Camp David in Maryland and came back to Washington on Sunday.
The dogs had been in the Biden’s home state of Delaware, where Major received some additional training after having been startled by a Secret Service agent who received a minor injury from the fracas.
“Major did not bite someone and penetrate the skin,” Biden told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos last week. “He’s a sweet dog. Eighty-five percent of the people there love him. All he does is lick them and wag his tail.”
One of the two German shepherds waited on the balcony of the White House on Tuesday evening as Marine One landed on the South Lawn, having ferried the president back from a speech in Columbus, Ohio.
“The dogs will come and go and it will not be uncommon for them to head back to Delaware on occasion as the president and first lady often do as well,” Psaki said.
Information from the New York Daily News was used in this report.