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Barking – Ensure your pet is not causing a nuisance through barking.

Determine why the dog is barking. Make sure that you do not reward your dog for barking. Don’t pay attention when it barks, instead give the dog attention when it is quiet.

If the dog is barking at people or noises on the other side of a fence, move the dog to another part of the yard, or put up a barrier to keep the dog away from that area.

If the dog barks at regular disturbances such as rubbish trucks or children walking to school, keep the dog in an enclosed area or inside at these times.

If the dog races along a path or fence barking at passing distractions, put barriers or obstacles in the dog’s way to slow it down.

To report a dog barking excessively contact Council’s Ranger on 02 6736 6000 or 0411 862 531.