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 in Canada

Three sled dogs managed to break away from the restraint of being chained and proceeded to maul and kill a four year old boy in the Baffin Islands, Canada, onRead More

Dog bite statistics for postal workers in American cities, 2012

Letter carriers that work on foot are a common victim of dog attack.The United States Postal Service released 2012 data regarding the frequency of dog bite attacks on letter carriersRead More

Florida dog bite statistics from State Farm Insurance Company 2012

Dog bite prevention week  occurs annually in the United States in the month of May. State Farm insurance company actively is involved in promoting this week, probably in part because Read More

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

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

South Carolina Fatal Dog Attack: The Danger of Dog Packs

Eighty year-old Carlton Freeman, a bilateral amputee at the knees, was riding his motorized wheelchair on May 8, 2013 when he was brutally attacked and mauled by four pit bullRead More

National dog bite prevention week in 2012 starts May 20

Dog bite prevention has a special week of its own set aside annually in United States: In 2013 the dates are May 20 – May 26. This special week is promotedRead More

Four-year-old girl mauled by family dog in Las Cruces,New Mexico

A 4 year-old girl  left unattended in a camping trailer, was bitten severely in the face as her father was busy checking for air in the tires in preparation forRead More

Dog bite mauling in Hertford, NC takes the life of 10-month-old boy

Ten-month-old James Hudson was killed in his home by the family dog on September 9 , 2012 in Hertford, North Carolina. The victim’s grandmother was babysitting this child, and happenedRead More

Dog Bite Mauling | Fatal dog attack on 10-year-old boy in South Carolina

The South Carolina Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of Bentley Collins in the dog bite mauling death of a 10-year-old Matthew Davis. In February 2012, Collins was convicted and Read More