Dog bite expert & animal behavior specialist

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

“Bringing the science of animal behavior to attorneys”

Dr. Richard Polsky - The Dog Expert

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Severe dog bite 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.

What behaviors trigger facial dog bites to humans?

Dog bite lawsuits often arise as a result of facial dog bites. Serious facial dog bites are almost always devastating for the victim, particularly if the victim is a child.Read 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

Do pit bulls inflict severe dog bite injury at high rates?

As an avid opponent to breed-specific legislation, I feel compelled to make my readers aware of a study published in 2011 which cogently argued that pit bulls inflict severe dog bite injury to peopleRead More