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The biggest single cause of noise complaints made to councils is 'barking dogs'.
Dogs normally bark because they:
Your vet or dog warden may also be able to give you advice as to possible solutions and equipment which may help to stop your dog barking.
A barking dog may be considered to be a 'statutory nuisance', which means that the council has to take action to ensure that the nuisance is stopped.
In such cases we have to give the owner a notice requiring the nuisance to be stopped, and may require various things to be done to achieve this. If the problem continues the owner may face a fine of up to £5,000 and also risks having the dog(s) removed.
If your neighbours complain about your dogs, you may have a visit from an environmental health officer who can advise on how to deal with the problem.
Newark and Sherwood District Council