Dog Bite Fatalities in 2015

As reported by DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victim’s organization dedicated to reducing or eliminating serious dog attacks, 34 U.S. dog attack fatalities occurred in 2015.  Pit bulls contributed to 82% (28) of these deaths.  Apparently, pit bulls, while many

Dog Bites at Holiday Gatherings

The holidays are upon us and who knows better than your dog?  This is a time of large and small family gatherings in HIS house.  Who are these people?  Should I protect my human family or are these friends?  These

Have you purchased a license for your dog? There are benefits beyond merely complying with the law…

Many dog owners have never purchased a license for their dog and are oblivious to the legal requirement.  After all, unless you “get caught” why should you bother?  Your thinking may be that your dog is friendly and basically confined to

How to inadvertently turn your dog into a vicious nightmare

People-look at the YouTube video I have posted here.  What is this guy trying to accomplish with his Rottie?  As the dog snarls aggressively, the man is rubbing and petting and positively reinforcing the growling.  It seems the dog is

Report All Dog Bites and Attacks to the Police to Protect Others

If you or a loved one are attacked by a dog and injured, you need to report the event to the local police.  Why?  The only way a dog inclined to attack can be kept under the surveillance of the

Socialize your puppy-prevent future lawsuits

When you first bring your puppy home, it is hard to imagine it could ever be the source of a lawsuit.  However, if you do not socialize your puppy from a young age with both new people and new dogs,

Attacked by a Dog and Injured, But Not Bitten You May STILL HAVE A CLAIM

What if you are walking your dog down the street in your neighborhood and out of nowhere, a neighbor’s dog rushes out and starts a fight with your dog.  Your own dog pulls you down, trying in its instinctive way,

New Superior Court Opinion Regarding Issue of Responsbility of a Landlord as Intertwined with Liability of the Biting Dog’s Owner

I am always searching for new cases describing the PA approach to liability in a dog bite case in which the biting dog lives in a rented property. There is always an issue when there is a severe bite yet

Dog bites off man’s nose in Chicago-Why?

Dog bites off man’s nose in Chicago. Man blames owner, not dog.

Isn’t It Enought That The Dog That Bit Me Was A Pit Bull And Not A Poodle?

The breed of the dog in and of itself is not enough to establish vicious propensity of the dog.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have done research on the various breeds.  About twenty-five breeds of dogs were

What About Dog Bites That Occur When The Dog Is Not With The Owner?

It now appears that victim may have an easier avenue of recovery against a non owner who is caring for the dog at the time of the bite.  Even though a person is not the owner of a vicious dog,

Dog Bites Can Be Devastating

Dog bites can be devastating.  Like most people, I view our dogs as part of the family. Our dogs are well socialized.  Unfortunately, in our office, we often see the devastating consequences that can result from dog bites.  We’ve seen

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