Barking Dogs

Environmental Health investigate complaints involving noise from dogs. In some circumstances, noise from dogs may be classified as a statutory nuisance.

Animal Services can also give advice to owners concerned about noise created by their dog(s). They can provide advice that can be taken to reduce barking.

If you want to report a barking dog, visit the Make a Complaint about Noise page and fill in the form.


Once a complaint is made about a barking dog, it will be dealt with in the same way as any noise complaint made to the Environmental Health team. Visit the How We Deal with Complaints page for more information.

Should the owner of the dog contact us to request help following a complaint, we can make arrangements to visit owner and offer advice.

If the dog owner fails to take steps to reduce the noise, further formal action may be taken.

Last updated 8 July 2019
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