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My neighbours dogs barking is keeping me awake - what can I do?

It's normal for dogs to bark, however, when that barking turns to loud and continuous barking or frequent bursts of barking throughout the day and night, it can amount to a statutory noise nuisance. A barking dog complaint will be treated in the same way as any other noise complaint, it could lead to us serving a Statutory Noise Abatement Notice on the owner of the dog.

If you are being affected by persistent noise from a barking dog or dogs - fill in a nuisance report form on our Noise and other nuisances page.

If you're the owner of a dog that is causing disturbance to neighbours by its barking, see the following advice: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/constant-barking-can-be-avoided-guidance-to-dog-owners