Dont know Ga law. In calif, we usually must prove LL had knowledge of the dangerousness of the dog before the incident. Must show LL negligence. So if LL has a back fenced in yard, and that tenant has a dog that goes in the yard, and that the fence has a big whole in it so dog can get out, and dog gets out and bites someone, LL could also be responsible.
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Notice to a landlord of a dog's propensity to bite, e.g. a previous incident of biting could expose a landlord to liabilty for a subsequent incident,
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