Barking is a natural behaviour for dogs, however excessive barking, whining or howling can be a nuisance.
If you are concerned about the level of noise a dog in your area is making, try to resolve the issue by speaking to the owner first.
Barking will be resolved when the cause of the dogs barking is addressed.
Many times dog owners are unaware of the impact their pet is having on people around them. They may require your support to identify when the barking starts, how long it lasts and what the cause might be ie the owner goes out, cats enter the property, people or other dogs walk past etc.
A friendly approach may quickly resolve the problem. Sharing reasons for a dog's barking in a politely worded letter or conversation will aid the owner to address the dog's barking.
If you wish to report a barking dog call us on 8384 0666 during business hours, we can support identification of the barking trigger and direct dog owners to act on their dog's barking.
Dog owner advice to resolve common barking problems is available on the Good dog website or contact your local vet or dog behaviourist.