A dog is barking persistently or is allowed to continue to such a degree that it unreasonably interferes with the peace, comfort or convenience of any person in any place.
If possible, the affected person politely approaches the owner to discuss the issue. After two weeks have passed, the barking has continued to be unreasonable. Please note, dog owners are often unaware that their pet is causing a nuisance.
As the barking has continued to be unreasonable, the affected person contacts the City of Stirling via the Customer Contact Centre to lodge a complaint.
A member of our community safety team will contact all parties involved.
They will provide the dog owner with information on how to address the dog noise issue and they will be given time to take necessary measures. The complainant will be given a dog noise diary.
The barking has subsided to an acceptable level after two weeks. No further action will be taken.
If the barking has continued to be unreasonable after two weeks, the complainant completes the 10-day dog noise diary. After the diary has been completed, the complainant submits the diary to our Rangers for assessment.
Depending on the outcome of the dog noise diary assessment, necessary action will be taken. Please note, you will be notified if a diary has been completed incorrectly, or if the dog noise is considered to be reasonable as per the guidelines for nuisance dogs.