Barking and dangerous dogs

A dog constantly barking or whining can be disturbing for your neighbours. In law, a barking dog can be a noise nuisance and its owner can be taken to court if they do nothing to stop it.

Tell us about a barking dog problem

Report a barking and dangerous dog and tell us:

  • the address where the dog is
  • the times of day when the barking becomes a nuisance
  • how many dogs are making the noise
  • details of the owner, if known.

DEFRA have produced a barking dogs guidance leaflet and our animal welfare officers can also give advice.