On 3 Jun 2016 at 9:25am Sleep Deprived wrote:
Does anyone know who owns the dog that has been barking consistently recently around Queens Road/Prince Charles Road? And often in the morning!! it's the one with the deep bark. If someone could either inform me who's it is so I can directly (but politely) inform them how annoyed I am getting that would be great. Alternatively if someone could show them this message? Not everyone can just block out the noise like they seem to be able to. Thank you kindly
On 3 Jun 2016 at 9:58am Call the council wrote:
Good luck with that, might be easier to put a polite note through the door or just call environmental health. Are they friendly neighbours?
Have a similar problem with the dog next door to us, it get's kicked out in the garden all day and just sits and barks, their solution is to shout "shut up" at the top of their voices every couple of minutes.
On the plus side it's totally worked, I no longer find the dog's barking annoying just them shouting "SHUT UP" all day.
On 3 Jun 2016 at 11:14am Malling Down wrote:
We have exactly the same thing, and CTC is right, in the end it's the owner's constant 'shut up' that becomes more tediously annoying than the dog barking. Especially if the owner has an 'Essex' girl accent. 'Shahhuuup'
On 3 Jun 2016 at 11:42am Chantal wrote:
I take eception to that last comment. I come from Essex, do u have a problem with that?
On 3 Jun 2016 at 12:17pm Snoop wrote:
Woof, woof, woof... sausages.
On 3 Jun 2016 at 12:21pm sleep deprived wrote:
The problem is I don't know which house it comes from, so can't complain. These particular owners seem to be oblivious to the barking so at the moment the only shouts of 'shut up' are coming from the neighbours
On 3 Jun 2016 at 12:29pm Gemma Collins wrote:
'Ere I luv me puppies rite.
On 3 Jun 2016 at 12:40pm Call the council wrote:
I can only suggest you knock on a few doors in the direction of the barking, shouldn't be hard to work it out.
I'm guessing all the neighbours are as fed up as you are (and will probably gladly point you in the right direction).
On 3 Jun 2016 at 2:23pm Snoopy wrote:
My dog barks occasionally, i dont know how to stop him. He is excerised/fed/watered/loved. Any suggestion? The last thing i want to do is annoy my neighbours
On 3 Jun 2016 at 2:34pm Call the council wrote:
Yeah dogs bark occasionally, fact of life and most people accept that.
But leaving your dog in the garden for hours on end barking every few seconds to be let in, loved and cared for is what most people object to.
1. It's cruel, the damn thing just wants some attention
2. Potentially dangerous on a hot day
3. You're just going to piss your neighbours off (who in return will go out of their way to piss you off)
So if you're *THAT* dog owner, do the damn thing a favour and give it to someone who actually wants a dog and will love and care for it...
On 3 Jun 2016 at 3:52pm Tim wrote:
Call the council, not entirely true. My brother has two spaniels, both pups from the same litter. They are both loved and cared for. One barks all the time and has to wear a muzzle to stop it. The other is quiet and docile.
On 3 Jun 2016 at 4:39pm Call the council wrote:
If you have a dog that just spends the whole time barking maybe not.
If you shut a dog in the garden and it immediately stands at the back door barking... Yes it's entirely true, it's bored plain and simple.
And you don't know the back story with my problem dog, the fact is in the two years they've owned it I have seen it being walked once (100 yards up the road and back again).
Basically it comes down to one bored dog and one owner who really shouldn't have a dog.
I actually feel so sorry for the poor thing, last Saturday was a good example it literally stood by the back door for about 7 hours barking the whole time. It was hot and there's no way a dog should be shut out for that length of time - to make it worse no water was down for it.
On 3 Jun 2016 at 5:07pm Horseman7 wrote:
Contact LDC's Dog Warden.
On 3 Jun 2016 at 10:12pm ali wrote:
Call the council - If you have evidence that the poor dog is shut outside in the heat without water for hours couldn't you call the RSPCA?
On 3 Jun 2016 at 11:26pm Call the council wrote:
Because the rspca are a bunch of money grabbing charity freaks who care more about the money than the animals. But mainly because life is to short to start a war with the neighbours.
On 4 Jun 2016 at 12:30am PN wrote:
Yes, I am often found roaming the garden, frothing at the mouth, in the middle of the night.
I am desperately lonely and I am only seeking attention. Please don't victimise me. Don't hate me. My sad bark is only one of impotent frustration. Grrrrr!
On 4 Jun 2016 at 11:47am Call the council wrote:
Not exactly sure what you're voting me down for, it's a well known fact that the rspca is one of the most complained about charities, they have a long history of taking expensive high profile court cases to get in the public eye for cash generating reasons. They've been referred to the commission umpteen times and heavily criticised by the courts and politicians. The fact is they are in it for the money and frankly if you've ever had dealings with them they are unpleasant and aggressive. I'd recommend calling the council every time.
On 4 Jun 2016 at 6:48pm Neighbour wrote:
I also hear the same dog. I think it may be an Alsatian, near the corner of Prince Charles Road (earwig corner end). It's a vicious dog towards other dogs and has attacked ours several times. It wears a muzzle but due to it's size it very dangerous when it's running towards you. Call the RSPCA.
On 4 Jun 2016 at 7:26pm Charles wrote:
Its the flat at the end of prince charles road nearly on earwig corner. You can hear it from across the road! Apparently people have already complained to the council with no hope! Maybe more complaining to the council will solve the issue!
On 5 Jun 2016 at 11:39am Celine wrote:
LDC don't prosecute for dog barking, unlike alot of other councils. We've been through the same process with them They send letters to the owner, which just winds them up, and if it doesn't stop tell you to take them to the magistrate's court privately. Another example of our useless District Council.
On 5 Jun 2016 at 3:51pm Call the council wrote:
I've never called them over a barking dog but I'm pretty sure they're obliged to prosecute after the 7 days consultation and 21 days improvement time. If they did nothing escalate it above LDC. Also if it's a council flat complain to them in their capacity as the land lord. But definitely take it further they can't just ignore you, they might try but keep complaining and take full notes of who you spoke too, after a few weeks you'll only have to give them the list of dates, times and contacts and they'll realise your not going to go away. Easier to fight the council than the owner.
On 5 Jun 2016 at 6:39pm Call the council wrote:
I can confirm after a short check of you gov that LDC is duty bound to investigate any statutory nuisance complaints and if they decide someone has caused a nuisance they MUST issue a noise abatement order. If they break this it is the councils duty to prosecute. It shouldn't take long to prove it.
On 6 Jun 2016 at 3:01pm Bob wrote:
Call the Council, I think you're being voted down not for your comments about the RSPCA but for preferring the 'easy life' to the health and welfare of a defenceless animal... Thank God not everyone has that attitude to other living creatures.
On 6 Jun 2016 at 5:32pm Call the council wrote:
It's fine, they have a pond - get a grip people...
I said no water was down for it, not it had no water.
Normally a "responsible" dog owner would have a shaded area (kennel), something comfortable to lie on (blanket down in the kennel) and put fresh cold water and food down for a dog, was just commenting that this dog gets none of that. It's loud not mistreated.
On 8 Jun 2016 at 1:06pm Zebedee wrote:
You need environmental health dept at LDC. They will ask you to keep a log of when it barks. If you can produce this log (and preferably get others to sign it too) they'll send a letter. If nothing changes they can prosecute.
On 9 Jun 2016 at 1:32pm Paul wrote:
Well hello everyone the dog you are potentially on about is mine she is not a Alsatian and she doesn't wear a muzzle, she is never shut out in the garden on her own unlike the dog near by, the only she is barking is because she is been played with by myself or my wife with her sticks so she is never neglected mistreated and as for her been vicious that makes me laugh anyone she sees she starts wiggling her tail in excitement and anticipation of been made a fuss of .
On 9 Jun 2016 at 3:34pm Snop wrote:
It seems to me that those moaning about a dog barking in Prince Charles/Queens Rd are those that live across the other side of a busy and noisey main road - Malling Down. The same people who regularly fill Prince Charles Rd up with parked vehicles and cross the busy and noisey main road to go to their posh homes on the downs with parking provided around the back of there homes!! Perhaps a little bit more tolerance and if you can hear a dog barking above the noise of the heavy goods vehicles and traffic then you must have excellent hearing!!!!!!! They will be moaning about the birds tweeting next
On 9 Jun 2016 at 5:41pm paul wrote:
If you heard her barking just a few minutes ago then yes it is my dog and she was barking again because her daddy just home from work so what does that actually say about her vicious and mistreated go and get yourselves a life and stop being keyboard worriers and come and see me face to face it isn't hard to figure out where I live !!!!
On 9 Jun 2016 at 6:00pm Paul wrote:
If you are on about a dog that is barking right now that does sound like an Alsatian and it is not mine, it sounds like it is halfway along either queens or prince mine is laying quietly on the patio asleep
On 5 Aug 2018 at 11:51am Bruce wrote:
The fact remains that you are responsible for your dogs, and if they're barking/howling while you're away (or while you're at home!) then they can be considered a nuisance by others.If you lived on a farm in the middle of nowhere with no neighbours to hear it, that would be a different matter. But if you have any neighbours, you need to find a solution ASAP.