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So, now that's out of the way we have just had a notice from the Council that there has been a complaint made because our dog (1yr old Dachshund) allegedly regularly barks.
She does bark yes because she is a dog, but I am not sure what can constitute a complaint about a dog barking regularly (times of day/night) etc and how I can stop her barking considering that she is a dog and that is how she talks to us when she is pleased to see us or excited, or there is a knock at the door.
I do understand that a dog barking can be grating to say the least, but she spends the days with me (approx 9hrs per day) at work so she isn't left alone so she cannot cause irritation to my neighbours at home 4 miles away during these hours.
The Council will not tell me who complained (Data Protection Act) so I can't even discuss the issue with them to try and sort it out.
Sorry, I'm a bit upset and apologise if I am rambling a bit.
Have any fellow dog owners on the forums been here before, what should I do? It might not even be my dog that is making all the noise and I am not sure how to defend her when she isn't guilty for all the woofing.
Edited by Rocket, 07 November 2011 - 06:51 PM.