Constantly barking dogs are a nuisance to you and your neighbours and can cause real problems in your neighbourhood.
When you own animals you automatically assume greater neighbourhood responsibilities. You possess something that is going to require sufficient amounts of care, training, exercise, attention and supervision if you are going to keep it from becoming a nuisance to neighbourhood harmony or a threat to public safety.
As dog owners, we are responsible for the care and well being of our dogs but we sometimes overlook that our dogs can affect other people’s lives as well as our own. Barking, growling and howling are a dog's form of communication. These noises when in excess can become a nuisance to people living within a nearby area.
Whilst dogs will bark to alert their owners of intruders entering the property, it is the responsibility of the owner to make sure they train their dog not to bark at normal occurrences such as cats, possums, birds & other dogs.
Barking at normal movements or noise from adjoining properties should be considered to be unacceptable behaviour.
If a neighbour's barking dog is becoming a nuisance please download, read and complete the document in the link below. Alternatively you can contact Council's Local Laws Unit for advice on 5522 2208.