Information sessions to stop dogs barking

Dogs barking at night drive most neighbours up the wall.

So Wollondilly Council is holding an information night with a canine behavior expert to help residents address the problem.

The council routinely receives reports of nuisance barking dogs within the shire.

The expert will explain why dogs bark, how to determine the extent of barking, solutions to barking and how the council will investigate barking dogs.

The session aims to provide practical solutions to address barking dog issues for pet owners, as well as those who are impacted by the behavior.

Compliance acting manager David Savage said dog barking was very disruptive to neighbours.

“Dog barking can impact greatly on people’s enjoyment at home,” he said.

“Excessive barking generally occurs for many reasons such as boredom or lack of attention, which can be alleviated with the correct training.” 

The information night will be held on Tuesday September 25 between 6pm and 8pm at Wollondilly Council administration building, 62-64 Menangle Street, Picton.

If you would like further information or would like to book a place, please email council@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au or call 4677 1100 by 11 September.