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.

Statistics & factors affecting risk for dog bite injury in Florida

Epidemiological and statistical data which describe dog bite injury can facilitate the implementation of public health policies and dog bite prevention strategies. For example, if statistics show that most dogRead More

Dog Whisperer sued for negligence in California in dog bite attack

Neither myself nor other animal behavior specialists with advanced academic training in animal behavior are big fans of the Dog Whisperer, Cesar Milan. And Milan, despite his total lack of credentials,Read More

$36 million in punitive damages for Georgia dog bite victim

Vicious dog attacks on people may inspire dog bite attorneys to include a punitive damages claim in their lawsuit in addition to the usual claim for customary compensatory damages and otherRead More

Dog bite frequency rate increases dramatically in England

  For the most part, dog bite epidemiological statistics are remarkably similar between Western countries, such as United States Canada Australia, England, and Belgium. A large literature has been amassedRead More

$500,000 punitive damage award in Rottweiler dog bite attack in Hawaii

  A claim for punitive damages may be included in a dog bite lawsuit where grossnegligence is alleged. Often however, the inclusion is opposed by the defense, or it mayRead More

Dog bite fatalities involving police canines

The widespread belief amongst police dog handlers is that their dogs do not constitute lethal force.  And in fact there is law supporting this belief.   For instance, appellate decisions have ruled that policeRead More

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