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.

Criminal prosecution for fatal dog bite to toddler by Doberman in Michigan?

Behavioral screening is absolutely necessary to ensure that a dog can be safely adopted.  This code of conduct applies to whomever is trying to adopt a dog, whether it be a privateRead More

How does animal behavior expert opinion apply to dog bite law in California & Arizona?

In this post, I will briefly discuss how dog bite law interfaces with the opinions an animal behavior expert might proffer in a dog bite lawsuit. The interface between the two isRead More

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Criminals, dangerous dogs and expert opinion about a Nevada fatal dog bite

I have always placed a great deal of emphasis using findings from studies published in the animal behavior literature in formulating opinions as a dog bite expert.  Thus, I read with interestRead More

California dog bite statistics – sharp increase in hospitalizations & emergency room visits

Hospitalizations and emergency room visits by people bitten by a dog have increased markedly in recent years, according to new dog bite statistics published on the website maintained by theRead More