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 using the link below or by contacting the Environmental Health service.

Please note that this is a multi-use form that you can use to report:

  • Dog fouling (with or without a person present)
  • A dog attacking another dog or animal
  • A dog causing fear or alarm towards a person
  • Excessive barking

Can I use this form anonymously?

You may use this form to submit anonymous information.  However, without your name and contact details we may not be able to follow up your complaint fully, and in some instances may have to close the case without resolution if we are unable to contact you to obtain further information.  If you have not provided any contact details, you will not be kept informed or made aware of any outcomes.

Please also be aware that we will not write to you by post, so you must provide email and/or telephone details if you wish to be contacted.

Any personal details you provide to us are strictly confidential and managed in accordance with the relevant Data Privacy statement linked below.  (Please see the ‘Related Content’ box below.)  We will never share your details with anyone who may be the subject of your complaint.

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