Can neighbours complain about dog barking?

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Dogs bark naturally, but the constant barking or whining of a dog can be very disturbing or annoying for your neighbours.

In law, a barking dog can be a "statutory noise nuisance".

Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 you (as the owner) could be taken to court if you do nothing to stop the nuisance.

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Dogs bark naturally, but the constant barking or whining of a dog can be very disturbing or annoying for your neighbours.

In law, a barking dog can be a "statutory noise nuisance".

Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 you (as the owner) could be taken to court if you do nothing to stop the nuisance.

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If we write to you regarding a barking dog but you believe the complaint refers to someone else's dog you should contact us on 01832 742263.

It may be be a good idea to ask your neighbours if your dog causes a problem.

You could try returning to your house unexpectedly and see if you can hear your dog barking.

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SINGAPORE — A Housing and Development Board (HDB) notice on excessive dog barking that listed the option of surgically debarking dogs as a solution has drawn the ire of animal welfare groups, prompting the agency to take down the notice and apologise.

"A dog barking excessively can become a nuisance to your neighbours.

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If we write to you regarding a barking dog but you believe the complaint refers to someone else's dog you should contact us on 01832 742263.

Your comments will be recorded although the investigation will continue.

It may be be a good idea to ask your neighbours if your dog causes a problem.

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If you have a barking dog in your neighborhood, you can file a complaint to help address the issue.

Keep a log of the barking incidents if communicating with your neighbor has failed to resolve the problem.

Contact your local animal control agency, police department or town clerk about the barking dog.

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Dogs bark naturally, but the constant barking or whining of a dog can be very disturbing or annoying for your neighbours.

In law, a barking dog can be a "statutory noise nuisance".

Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 you (as the owner) could be taken to court if you do nothing to stop the nuisance.

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You may have a different neighbor than the one who complained document when they hear your dog barking.

As soon as you notice your dog barking try to see if you can identify the cause or trigger of the barking.

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