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.

Fatal dog attack by Bull mastiff on 75-year-old lady in Arkansas

Bull mastiffs have been implicated in several fatal dog attacks in recent years, one which included a fatal dog attack on a 10-year-old boy in Oklahoma. Fatal dog attacks involvingRead More

Does dog bite assumption of risk apply when bull terriers attack pet sitter in Wisconsin?

In personal injury lawsuits, the fireman’s rule states that an individual may be barred from recovery because of the inherent risks of certain occupation. Thus, if a veterinarian is bittenRead More

Fatal dog attack by pit bull on 56-year-old lady in wheelchair in Maryland

Statistics compiled from dog bite instances have consistently shown that Pit bulls are the type of dog disproportionately involved in most fatal dog attacks on people in the United States.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

Redirected aggression dog bite fatality in Arizona kills two-year-old boy

Redirected aggression in dogs to humans occasionally happens. The occurrence of this kind of aggression may happen when a person attempts to stop a fight between two dogs, or inRead More

Dog packs increase dog bite risk in Detroit, Michigan

The recent filing for bankruptcy in Detroit, Michigan has had an unforeseen effect on the dog population within Detroit. Namely,  many dogs have been abandoned by their financially strapped owners,Read More

Expert opinion on Cane Corso fatal dog attack in New York

A Cane Corso fatal dog attack in New York tragically took the life four-year-old boy in May, 2011.  This incident along with other reported severe dog bite attacks by individuals ofRead 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

Dog bite fatalities in California at record levels in 2013

Dog bite fatalities in California are at record high levels through June 2013. Four people have been killed in California because of dog bite injury from January-June 2013.   InRead More

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