Georgia does have a dog bite statute. However, it is different than dog bite laws that you find in many other states. Georgia law holds dog owners responsible for their pets, but they are not strictly liable. In other words, a dog owner cannot be held liable just because the dog bit someone. Instead, Georgia follows the one-bite rule. The name is a little misleading. The law does not necessarily require that a dog has bitten someone in the past. Instead, victims must show that the dog owner had reason to believe that the dog was dangerous or had aggressive tendencies.