Dog bite expert & animal behavior specialist

Richard H. Polsky, PhD, CDBC
Los Angeles, California

“Bringing the science of animal behavior to attorneys”

Dr. Richard Polsky - The Dog Expert

Richard Polsky is one of the best qualified and most knowledgeable dog bite experts in the USA.

An academically trained animal behaviorist with over 25 years of experience serving both personal injury and criminal attorneys. He has helped numerous attorneys, both defense and plaintiff, gain favorable outcomes for their clients.

Dr. Polsky stands apart from all other dog bite experts: PhD degree in animal behavior from University of Leicester followed by six years of postdoctoral training in animal behavior at UCLA. Over 30 years in private practice as an applied animal behaviorist in Los Angeles. He has personally trained thousands of dogs and their owners, including hundreds of Rottweilers, pit bulls and German shepherds.

Dr. Polsky's qualifications and his perspective as an animal behavior scientist differs all other California dog bite experts. Namely, a science-based evidence approach. As a PhD trained in the science of animal behavior he utilizes the findings from animal behavior science and applies these findings to dog bite law to form opinions that can be easily understood using non-technical jargon.

He is the author of many peer-reviewed publications in the journals of animal behavior. Certification previously held for 20 years through the Animal Behavior Society and currently certified through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Dr. Polsky has served as an invited speaker to law firms representing insurance carriers, he is led many seminars for canine professionals and has been a featured speaker on many occasions to veterinary associations about dog aggression.

Dr. Polsky will consider assignments nationwide to render expert opinion. Services include: consultation, documentation review, report writing and testimony at deposition or trial. Issues addressed include provocation, negligence, the handling of aggressive canines, temperamental assessment, and the reconstruction and analysis of personal injury caused by German shepherds, Cane corsos, Rottweiler, Pit bulls and other dangerous breeds. Dr. Polsky is a court qualified police canine expert.

About This Website is the internet’s most comprehensive website on animal behavior & dog bite law. A website of resources for attorneys, paralegals and dog bite victims.  This website shares Dr. Polsky’s knowledge and opinions about animal behavior and how the science of animal behavior interfaces with dog bite law.  Dog bite victims are invited to complete the dog bite injury form.  Visit the dog bite injury blog.  Connect with Dr. Polsky on social media.   Use the search function or site map to find relevant content. Thanks for visiting!

Dr. Polsky helps attorneys answer the following questions in dog bite lawsuits: