Dog bite expert & animal behavior specialist

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

“Bringing the science of animal behavior to attorneys”

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Dog Bite Injury Blog

A blog for attorneys & dog bite victims by animal behavior expert, Richard Polsky, PhD. The dog bite injury blog was created to report current news about injury caused to people as a result of being attacked by a canine. An animal behavior perspective is used. Stories for inclusion have been carefully chosen based on where the incident happened, the breed of dog involved, the nature of the injury, legal implications, and whether a canine fatality occurred.

Pit bull dog bite on deaf-mute woman in Kentucky

Dog bite victims can often summon help quickly when a dog starts attacking them.  In some cases, however, even if people are close by to assist, they may remain unaware ofRead More

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Florida man mauled by pet monkey

Jimmy Schwall and his wife raised their pet monkey, a 9 y.o macaque named JayJay, from the age of three weeks, and treated him like he was beloved a familyRead More

Florida man mauled by pet monkey

Georgia dog bite fatality kills 23-year-old college student in DeKalb

Georgia dog bite fatality victim, Rebecca Carey, described as a person with  an extreme devotion to animals, may have been killed by some of the rescue dogs she took intoRead More

Dog bite hospital admissions increase in England in 2011

Dog bite hospital admissions as a result of serious dog bite attack increased in England 5% between April 2011 and May 2012. During this 12 month span, 6130 people requiredRead More

Dog bite hospital admissions increase in England in 2011

Are pit bulls more dangerous than other dog breeds?

60-year-old Archie Hillard was hospitalized as a result of a pit bull attack in Norwalk, Connecticut in August 2012. He sustained dog bite injury to his left leg and arm,Read More

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Pit bull attack on 7 year-old boy settles for $325,000 in Santa Monica, CA.

A pit bull named Monster, following its escape from a dog run at Memorial Park in Santa Monica,California mauled a seven-year-old boy in October, 2010. The boy sustained serious dog biteRead More

Fatal dog attacks on children on swings

Parents with infants need to be particularly careful when leaving their child unsupervised on a swing in the presence of the family dog.  This warning comes as result of  aRead More

National Directory of Dog Bite Attorneys

The National Directory of Dog Bite Attorneys website has been updated.  Vastly improved interface! The Directory is now accepting listings from attorneys handling dog bite cases.  Charges are reasonably pricedRead More