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

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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.

Dog bite fatalities in California at record levels in 2013

Dog bite fatalities in California are at record high levels through June 2013. Four people have been killed in California because of dog bite injury from January-June 2013.   InRead More

Bizarre dog bite incident on school bus by a pit bull in Arizona

Findings from animal behavior science indicate that aggressive behavioral responding in dogs is contextual in nature. That is, a dog that possesses aggressive tendencies in one context, may not beRead More

Bull Mastiff Fatal Dog Attack in Oklahoma

  The Bull mastiff is a large powerful breed developed originally from a cross between the old English mastiff and the old English bulldog  orto the 19th  addcentury. The breedRead More

Dog Bite Statistics Indiana

According to State Farm Insurance, Indiana ranked #7 on the State Farm list of the top 10 states with the most dog bite incidents and litigation In February, 2012 aRead More

Fatal Dog Attack on Toddler in Magnolia,Texas

More fatal dog attacks occur in Texas than in any other state in the USA. There are a number of reasons to account for the high rate in Texas, someRead More

Why the high rate of fatal dog attacks in Texas?

The number of dog bite fatalities that happen annually in the United States is widely reported on the Internet.   Most websites state that approximately 25-40 people are killed by dogsRead More