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The owner of a dog is liable for damages resulting from a bite or attack by the dog on another person or domestic animal. 

Proceedings against owner of dog

A proceeding may be commenced in the Ontario Court of Justice against an owner of a dog if it is alleged that,

(a) the dog has bitten or attacked a person or domestic animal;

(b) the dog has behaved in a manner that poses a menace to the safety of persons or domestic animals; or

(c) the owner did not exercise reasonable precautions to prevent the dog from,

     (i) biting or attacking a person or domestic animal, or

     (ii) behaving in a manner that poses a menace to the safety of persons or domestic animals.