Dogs barking

The Dog Wardens do not have any legislative powers to deal with dogs barking but they will investigate any complaints and try to give advice to the owner of the dog to reduce or stop the barking. The Dog Wardens will investigate a report of a dog barking within two working days.

Keep a diary of when the dog is barking and note if the owners are in or out at the time. This will help the Dog Warden's investigation.

You can take private action to try and resolve the situation under s.49 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 which the Dog Warden can explain the process for.

You can report dogs' barking online or by contacting the Environmental Health service.


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