Dog bite expert & animal behavior specialist

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

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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.

Fatal dog attack by unrestrained German Shepherd mix on 4 y.o. in rural Alabama

Play behavior by a child in the presence of some dogs increases the likelihood of dog bite attack. This factor, frequently noted by animal behaviorists, happens because of the jerky,Read More

Adopted pit bull fatally attacks boy with babysitter in Oregon

The stage was set for a fatal dog attack on a five-year-old due to the lack of knowledge by the victim’ s mother about the presence of a pit bullRead More

$1.1 million in record settlement in bull mastiff dog bite attack in Illinois

The largest settlement for a dog bite injury case on record in Illinois was recently obtain by the plaintiff from American Family Insurance Company. The case settled for $1.12 millionRead More

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Siberian Husky fatal dog attack on infant in Minnesota and Alberta, Canada

  Siberian Huskies have not been implicated in many fatal dog attacks on humans relative to other breeds known to kill people.  Since 2006 in the United States approximately 6 peopleRead More

Siberian Huskies join list of blacklisted dog breeds

Siberian Huskies, a breed of working dog, are generally regarded by professional trainers as being on the hyper side and difficult to train, particularly when they are puppies. Moreover, publishedRead More

Siberian husky dog bite to 10 y.o. at school bus stop in California

One would suspect that an unlikely place for a dog bite attack to happen is a school bus stop. Countless number of parents send their children to school on theRead More

Pit bull attacks six-year-old in Utah after breaking free from chain

Many animal behaviorists believe that dogs who are habitually chained pose a greater risk to attack people, particularly children. Moreover, the chaining of dogs is strongly discouraged by humane societies,Read More

Fatal dog bite attack by bull mastiff kills 57-year-old lady in Ohio

Police say that had received numerous complaints about the two dogs that killed a 57-year-old lady on February 7, 2014 in Dayton, Ohio. The mauled body of the victim wasRead More

Texas records first dog bite fatality in USA for 2014

Texas, the state with more dog bite fatalities in the USA than any other, recorded the first reported bite fatality in the USA on January 4, 2014.  The fact thatRead More

Police dog bite attack on innocent bystander settles for $225,000 in Washington

Police dog bite attacks on innocent bystanders frequently happen, but the magnitude of the problem remains largely unknown.  The reason why innocent bystanders are frequently attacked is not difficult toRead More