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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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.

Police K9 fatal dog attacks

Fatal dog attacks by police K9s are rare. Nonetheless, there are few documented accounts that merit careful attention. The reason why police canines do not kill people more often stemsRead More

Cane Corsos viciously maul teenager in California

The circumstances are not known about a recent mauling of a teenager in California by a pack Cane Corsos. The incident happened the afternoon of October 30, 2022 in ThousandRead More

Amazon driver killed by German Shepherd & English mastiff

Amazon delivery divers making home deliveries to residential customers are at high-risk of being attacked and bitten by a territorial aggressive dog. Despite this danger, those making policies regarding workerRead More

Family members fatally attacked by great Danes

Key takeaway Great Danes, a territorially protective breed by nature, cannot always be trusted to be safe with family members. In certain circumstances some Danes may be motivated to attackRead More

Dog bite statistics for USPS & State Farm 2021

Key takeaways National Dog Bite Prevention week happens annually in June. This event is promoted by the USPS and State Farm insurance. Dog bite attacks represent a serious occupational hazardRead More

Watch vicious pit bull attack inside San Francisco public library

Videos of vicious pit bulls  attacks on people demonstrate  the danger some dogs of the pit bull type present to public safety. Another avoidable incident was captured on video onRead More

Watch video of vicious police K9 attack in Maine

Subsequent to the laws which now require police to wear body cams, videos are becoming increasingly common on YouTube showing the vicious attacks by police canines on suspects. Here’s anotherRead More

Standard of care in a California dog bite lawsuit

The standard of care given to a dog is an issue that  occasionally arises in dog bite lawsuits. Basically, this is an issue about the care and management an ownerRead More

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Dog bites & Children

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is frequent consequence of dog bite injury. Studies have shown that approximately 40% of dog bite victims, particularly children, will be afflicted with this kindRead More

Fatal dog bite by Boxers on 52 y.o. lady in South Carolina

Fatal dog bites inflicted by boxers are rare occurrences. Nevertheless, the potential for fatal dog attacks by a boxer exists provided the circumstances are present to make a dog biteRead More

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