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.

Jack Russell terrier initiates predatory attack on newborn in bassinet in Virginia

Those familiar with the Jack Russell Terriers are aware of the breed’s aggressive tenacity, and its inclination to attack  prey objects, such as squirrels, rats, possums.  In some cases, a JackRead More

Vicious police dog bite attack rips man’s throat apart in Ontario, Canada

Previously on dogexpert.com, I have written about the dangerous nature of police canines and how police dog bite attacks on criminal suspects usually causes greater bodily injury when compared withRead More

Fatal dog attack by Bull mastiff on 75-year-old lady in Arkansas

Bull mastiff’s have been implicated in several fatal dog attacks in recent years, one which included a fatal dog attack on a 10-year-old boy in Oklahoma. Fatal dog attacks involvingRead More

Does dog bite assumption of risk apply when bull terriers attack pet sitter in Wisconsin?

In personal injury lawsuits, the fireman’s rule states that an individual may be barred from recovery because of the inherent risks of certain occupation. Thus, if a veterinarian is bittenRead More

Fatal dog attack by pit bull on 56-year-old lady in wheelchair in Maryland

Statistics compiled from dog bite instances have consistently shown that Pit bulls are the type of dog disproportionately involved in most fatal dog attacks on people in the United States.Read More