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.

Dog Bite Statistics for San Diego County 2011-2012

Recently released dog bite statistics for San Diego California for the period between July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, as reported to the county’s Department of animal services showedRead More

Fatal dog bite attack in Georgia: Missing Boy Found Mauled to Death

Four-year-old, Brayton Carson, reported missing by his mother in the early evening on September 06, 2012, was found dead several hours later in high grass about 90 feet from hisRead More

Pit bull dog bite on deaf-mute woman in Kentucky

Dog bite victims can often summon help quickly when a dog starts attacking them.  In some cases, however, even if people are close by to assist, they may remain unaware ofRead More

Georgia dog bite fatality kills 23-year-old college student in DeKalb

Georgia dog bite fatality victim, Rebecca Carey, described as a person with  an extreme devotion to animals, may have been killed by some of the rescue dogs she took intoRead More

Dog bite statistics in England: Hospital admissions increase in 2011

Dog bite hospital admissions as a result of serious dog bite attack increased in England 5% between April 2011 and May 2012. During this 12 month span, 6130 people requiredRead More

Pit bull attack on 7 year-old boy settles for $325,000 in Santa Monica, CA.

A pit bull named Monster, following its escape from a dog run at Memorial Park in Santa Monica,California mauled a seven-year-old boy in October, 2010. The boy sustained serious dog biteRead More

Intoxicated Victims & Dog Bite Provocation

Companion dogs  have the ability to accurately read nonverbal social and emotional cues from humans.  This is a trait that has developed as a result of the domestication process, andRead More