Report a barking dog

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Barking dogs can be disruptive to the community. Dogs often bark because they are bored, lonely or frustrated due to lack of exercise and mental stimulation.

Keep track of the barking as we may ask you to keep a diary of the frequency of the noise.

Before you report a barking dog to us, try speaking to your neighbour to resolve the issue first. Often they may not know their dog is barking.

How to report an issue

  1. Prepare the following information before you report:
    • The breed or type of dog (if you are aware).
    • The location of the issue.
    • The date and time of when the issue occurred.
    • Historic details leading up to you reporting this issue.
    • Your contact details.
    • Other details that will help us with your specific issue.
  2. Report the issue to us

    You can make a report online, in person or over the phone.

What happens after you have reported an issue?

  • We will contact the dog owner and provide information to help reduce the barking.
  • We will ask you to keep a diary for a few weeks to monitor the frequency of the barking.
  • We may also contact other neighbours to get their perspective on the barking.
  • If barking persists and we deem it to be unreasonable, we may take legal action.


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