Dog Bite | Animal Behavior Expert Witness For Attorneys

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

“Bringing the science of animal behavior to attorneys”

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Shelters 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.

Bite history of a rescue dog must now be disclosed in California

People occasionally are bitten and attacked by a dog after adoption from an animal shelter or rescue organization. As a dog bite expert witness, I have been involved in aRead More

Animal shelter dog bite settlement in Nevada

Animal shelters might get sued if a dog housed at their shelter bites a person. Given that employees, volunteers and visitors have frequent interaction dogs in the setting of anRead More

Pit bull attacks 3 y.o in Jonesboro, AK when mother lies on adoption papers

When one adopts a pit bull type dog from an animal shelter due diligence is often necessary, particularly because the dog’s distant behavioral history may not be known.  Obviously, thisRead More