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Richard H. Polsky, Ph.D. CDBC
Los Angeles, California

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Pit bulls 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.

Pitbull debate resurfaces in Mississippi

Simpson County Mississippi is in the midst of heated debate regarding whether the county should ban the ownership orthe keeping a pit bulls. This debate was rekindled in April, 2014Read More

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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

California dog bite fatality to two-year-old visiting grandmother

More people sustain serious dog bite injury and dogs kill more people  in California and Texas than in any state in the United States. Through September, 2013, there have beenRead More

Movement on bicycle possible trigger to dog bite attack on 10-year-old girl in Kentucky

The predatory aggressive behavior of dogs is frequently triggered by movement of children on skateboards, roller blades, and bicycles. Predatory aggressive behavior is probably more common in dogs developed forRead More

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Bizarre dog bite incident on school bus by a pit bull in Arizona

Findings from animal behavior science indicate that aggressive behavioral responding in dogs is contextual in nature. That is, a dog that possesses aggressive tendencies in one context, may not beRead More

Bizarre dog bite incident on school bus by a pit bull in Arizona

Dog Bite Statistics & Info on Pit Bulls

  Pit bull expert perspective / Dog bite news Fatal dog bite by pit bulls in South Carolina illustrates the dangerous nature of dog packs $1 million dog bite settlementRead More

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Fatal Dog Attack on Toddler in Magnolia,Texas

More fatal dog attacks occur in Texas than in any other state in the USA. There are a number of reasons to account for the high rate in Texas, someRead More

Fatal dog bite attack by pack of dogs in Georgia

An integrated group of pit bull type dogs living in a household  may pose the risk of engaging in a fatal dog bite attack to household residents. This is especiallyRead More

Pit Bull Mauling in Chicago: Early Morning Jog Turns Gruesome

  A 62 year old man jogging on the Lake Michigan shore in Chicago in the early morning was brutally mauled by two pit bull terriers on January 2nd, 2012. The victim, JosephRead More

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Elderey Florida woman seriously injured in pit bull dog bite attack

An 89-year-old lady in Geneva, Seminole County Florida, was working in her backyard when she was was attacked by her neighbor’s pit bull on May 23, 2013. The pit bullRead More

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