What Is It Like To Be Attacked By a Dog?

I do not believe that the owners of really dangerous dogs have any idea what it feels like to be attacked by one of them. Being surrounded by dogs, trying to fend them off, falling to the ground … and more … is something that these people just don’t think about.  I have represented people […]
Read more

Poor Reporting of Dog Attack Does Disservice to Public

Instead of hearing important information about the patterns associated with violent dog attacks, so that they might be avoided, the public is often told that these events are like the strike of lightning, without rhyme or reason, something totally out of the blue that could never have been anticipated. That is actually rubbish.  An article […]
Read more

When a Dog Attacks Another Dog, People Get Hurt

I receive about 50 E-mail messages per day from the public. About 10 per day are about attacks by one dog upon another. The injuries inflicted in these attacks can require hundreds and even thousands of dollars of veterinary treatment. In many circumstances, the owner of the attacking dog is legally liable for paying the […]
Read more

The Dog Lobby vs. Police and Common Sense

After a Presa Canario killed its owner in Florida, and then was shot dead by police, an article in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel published today (August 24, 2006) questions whether officers are trigger-happy, and suggests that they need to be trained in “stepping back and reading the dog.”  Are our law enforcement agencies really going to […]
Read more

Dog Owners Need To Wake Up, Examine Own Conduct

I receive about 50 E-mails per day from the public, and many of them are about aggressive, vicious, potentially dangerous DOG OWNERS. Right, not dogs, but dog owners.  For example, today I heard about a “neighbor” who has a trained guard dog that grabs and kills other dogs through the fence, and that terrorizes children. […]
Read more