Although Major and his elderly fellow German Shepherd companion Champ were sent back to the Biden family residence in DE after the biting incident, the president said this was more to do with the fact that First Lady Jill Biden was going to be away from the White House traveling.
The president said "the dog's being trained now" in DE but disputed the idea that the pup was sent away after the incident.
"He's a sweet dog - 85% of the people [at the White House] love him", he said.
"I've been obsessed with getting our dogs settled because we have [an] old dog and we have a very young dog", Dr Biden said recently during an interview with singer and TV show host Kelly Clarkson. Now the 78-year-old White House occupant has demonstarted supernatural powers to phase effortlessly through reporters' microphones.
Major is a rescue the Bidens adopted from the Delaware Humane Association shortly before Biden hit the campaign trail previous year.
With his inauguration, however, Biden revived the tradition of a daily media briefing at the White House at which his spokeswoman Jen Psaki answers questions from journalists in detail.
Biden says living in a new environment startled Major.
"You turn a corner, and there's two people you don't know at all", Biden added. "I was going to be away for two, so we took him home".
Biden said "the dog's being trained now" in DE, and told Stephanopoulos that he was going to see his canine companions later in the day.