Environment and animals

Barking dogs causing a noise nuisance

Dog barking can be a serious annoyance if the noise happens regularly or for prolonged periods of time.

Dog owners and dog barking

If you are the owner of a dog that constantly barks, you need to take steps to prevent this from happening as failure to do so could result in legal action being taken against you.

Download Blue Cross guidance on how to stop your dog from barking.

Animal welfare

If you are concerned that the dog is barking because it's suffering, or you are worried about its welfare, please contact the RSPCA:

  • directly via the RSPCA website
  • by phone: 0300 1234 999 - this line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Also see

Noise Patrol

Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm Friday and Saturday: 9.00pm to 3.00am (answerphone outside these hours)

Telephone: 01904 551555

Neighbourhood Enforcement Team

Community Safety Hub

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551555