Having a reasonably well behaved dog is important, no matter who you are.
Proper use of a leash is not an instinct. It is a skill that must be learned.
Hint: Don’t allow your dog to jump on toddlers. It’s dangerous.
Take a good look at the catering staff in the background. It’s interesting to note that they could see what was coming.
I would like to offer my services to the White House. If anyone there is interested in learning how to prevent this kind of incident I would be happy to help. The only pre-requisites are a collar, a lead, and a handler with a modicum of common sense.
I don’t care what your politics are. The scene depicted above was a stupid stunt.
I preach about training with a slack lead for a good reason. It’s the only way you can teach good lead manners. But the lead IS there for a reason. It CAN be used to prevent this kind of thing.