UAM Conference Resolution on Barking Management
SummaryConference resolution on barking management
Barking is a common cause of neighbourhood dispute and council complaints regarding noise control. The causes and the effects of barking noise are many and varied. While some "watchdog" barking is generally valued by the community, excessive barking is not appreciated. The sound of persistent barking has a number of unique qualities that can make it an unusually annoying noise. Tolerance of nuisance varies between individuals. This variation needs to be recognised and accommodated by councils.
Causes, effects, control and prevention of barking nuisance are dealt with in detail in the complete barking management position document (Appendix 2.). These elements are also shown as a graphic précis in Appendix 1.