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.

Dog bite safety and prevention – How effective is an educational approach?

The techniques underlying dog bite safety and prevention programs are largely based on the beliefs that: Dog bite frequently can be reduced provided people are educated about canine body language andRead More

Did coughing trigger a predatory fatal dog attack in California?

The circumstances surrounding a fatal dog attack in California in April, 2016 on a three-day-old infant suggests that the dog’s predatory inclinations may have been at work.  In this fatal dogRead More

Vicious and near-fatal dog attack by Italian mastiffs in Virginia

The Italian mastiff, better known as the Cane Corso, first came to the attention of many when a pair of Cane Corsos fatally attacked a jogger in Michigan in 2014.  Like most other mastiffs, Cane CorsosRead More

Hard to believe dog bite fatalities by pack of dogs in Georgia

The grave danger a pack of dogs presents to public safety was clearly demonstrated in two dog bite fatalities that happened in northern Georgia in August, 2009.   In the first instance, a dog pack of aboutRead More

Do pit bulls possess dangerous behavioral traits?

Media accounts about dog maulings by pit bulls have engendered the belief that pit bulls are unique.  As a result, municipalities throughout the world have enacted controversial laws banning pit bullsRead More

What caused North Carolina fatal dog attack on an elderly lady?

The reasons why some fatal dog bite attacks happen are often not clear.  One such example comes from a recent North Carolina fatal dog attack that happened in March, 2016 in SouthRead More