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Barking dogs

What action can be taken?

All dogs bark. However, constant barking or whining can be extremely annoying or upsetting for nearby neighbours. If the barking is considered and shown to be a statutory nuisance, then action can be taken by the Council to tackle this.

The following criteria is used to assist the Council in the decision on whether or not a nuisance is being caused:

Reporting a problem

What you can do if you are bothered by persistent barking:

How can I stop my dog from barking?

It is normal and natural for dogs to bark, it is how they communicate, but it is not natural for them to bark all the time. If you are out a lot or you are just used to the noise, you might not realise just how upsetting it can be for your neighbours. if you have had a complaint made against your dog, the following tips may help:

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