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Barking dogs - NO01048

Loud and excessive barking, howling and other sounds can be disturbing for a dog owner’s neighbours. The level of disturbance is increased by the fact that the noise is intermittent making it difficult to adjust to. Of course, there are times when a dog’s vocal behaviour is generally antisocial, such as at night. However the owner is sometimes unaware that seemingly acceptable levels of barking and other noises are a problem for other people. For example, when barking occurs at times that conflict with other people’s routines, such as those who work at night and need to sleep during the day. Owners can also be unaware that there is problem if the noise only occurs when their dog is left on its own.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Barking dogs   (3967k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2004

Cost: £8,817
Contractor / Funded Organisations
The Pet Behaviour Centre
Environmental Protection              
Fields of Study