It is normal and natural for dogs to bark and it is not unreasonable for neighbours to occasionally hear dog barking at various times during the day.

However, when barking or whining is constant, occurs over a long period or regularly at night, it may be disturbing, annoying and upsetting for neighbours.

Often dog owners are not aware of the noise problems being caused by their dog and so it is recommended that in the first instance you consider talking to your neighbour about the problems you are experiencing.

Where a dog owner allows barking or whining to continue unchecked, the Environmental Protection Team can investigate your complaint.