Wisconsin has a statute that sets forth the law for recovery if you have been injured by a dog. Wisconsin Statute 174.02 provides that the owner of a dog is liable for the full amount of damages caused by the dog for injuring a person, domestic animal, or property. If the dog has previously caused injury to a person, domestic animal or property, the owner is liable for twice the full amount of damages caused by the dog. An owner is broadly defined as someone who owns, harbors, or keeps a dog. Harboring a dog means to give it shelter or refuge. Keeping a dog owned by a friend or relative could result in liability.