INFORMATION ABOUT BARKING DOG COMPLAINTS
If you wish to make a complaint about a dog barking in your neighbourhood, you must provide your name, address and contact details, however the council ranger will investigate the matter confidentially.
Please keep in mind that, to be fair to all concerned, complaints about barking dogs may take some time to resolve. Once the council makes contact with the dog’s owner, they must be given time to make changes to solve the problem.
Once you have made a complaint, it is also an important part of the process that you may have to let the council know again if the problem has not been solved, by lodging further complaints after reasonable periods of time.
So that you can understand this process in more detail, you can download this
which contains more information about what to expect when making a complaint, and how long it might take to resolve. Barking Dogs In Your Neighbourhood
Street Address *
Name of Dogs Owner (if known)
Description of Dog
Times when the dog usually barks
--- early morning afternoon at night anytime no pattern
How long does the dog usually bark?
--- 2 - 5 mins 30 - 60 mins a number of hours at a time
Describe the type of barking
--- short yapping howling continuous barking for more than 5 mins deep wolf-like barking
Is the owner home or away when the dog barks?
--- when the owner is away when the owner is home both don't know
Have you noticed any other triggers?
--- yes when another dog barks yes when children and pedestrians passing the property no don't know
Have you reported about this dog previously?
--- yes no
If 'Yes' When
Are there other dogs at this location?
--- yes no
If 'Yes' How many?