Constant barking can be avoided: Guidance to dog owners

Guidance on why dogs may bark and what can be done to reduce this before it becomes a nuisance. 

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Constant barking can be avoided: Guidance to dog owners

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Although it is possible for action to be taken against the owner of a noisy dog, the threat of it may cause unnecessary stress and antagonism toward the local authority which will interfere with future attempts at resolution.

The majority of owners want to live in harmonywith their neighbours and are able to improve their own situation if provided with the appropriate information. To this end it is advantageous to offer them guidance as to how a resolution of the problem can be achieved without detriment to their relationship with their pet or compromising its welfare.

Published 1 April 2013