Mediation. Neighborhoods or communities with multiple homes may end up with a situation where there are lots of dogs and lots of barking. Have you ever gone on a walk and alerted every single dog on the street, and each dog started barking? That is a lot of noise! Mediation may be an option if there are enough complaints. A small claim clerk’s office can give a referral or your local district attorney’s office may be able to give the name of a mediation group to help work out a neighborhood plan. The goal for this is to work on the real issues and suggest compromises that will help eliminate the problem.
“The goal for this is to work on the real issues and suggest compromises that will help eliminate the problem.”
Authorities. Calling the police is going to be the last option if speaking with your neighbor or mediation didn’t work. The police are not generally prioritizing barking dogs, but the police can speak with your neighbor. Maintaining a good or peaceful relationship with your neighbors is the ideal situation here.
Barking dogs can be a huge annoyance, but dealing delicately with a situation like this is the best way to work on maintaining a good relationship with neighbors. Sometimes, the owners of these canine barkers don’t know how to fix the problem and are looking for solutions to help eliminate the barking too.