According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dogs bite 4.7 million people in the U.S. each year. Of the 800,000 who seek medical attention for dog bites, half are children. A whopping 386,000 dog bites require treatment in an emergency department. Whether most of these encounters are the fault of the dog or the human is a source of much debate. However, many states have “dangerous dog” or “responsible dog owner” laws in place to make that determination. Georgia is among them.