Dogs barking

We only consider this to be antisocial behaviour if the noise is persistent.

To be persistent the barking would have had to:

  • lasted longer than 30 minutes a day
  • been present for five or more days within one week.

What to do if you’re being disturbed

We want everyone to enjoy their home. We ask that residents are considerate and tolerant of their neighbours, including pets. Whilst it’s natural for dogs to bark, we understand it can be annoying and upsetting if persistent.

If you’re continuously being disturbed by barking, you could try the following:

  • Have a friendly word with your neighbour, using these tips. They may not be aware you can hear them or that they’re disturbing you.
  • Contact your local Environmental Health Officer if speaking to your neighbour does not resolve the issue.
  • Consider using mediation. This is a confidential service we offer to help neighbours resolve issues. Learn more here.

How to report ASB

Only report ASB to us if:

  • The barking is persistent.
  • You’ve tried to resolve things with your neighbour and it hasn’t improved.
  • You’ve contacted the local Environmental Health Officer and it hasn’t improved.

To report ASB to us you’ll need to:

Our team will open a case and get back to you with next steps.

Concerned about the welfare of a pet?

If you have any concerns about the welfare of a pet, you should contact the RSPCA.