It also means that the dog itself is under stress and is not to be blamed.
As a dog owner I take responsibility for my dog’s behaviour and ensured it received training so it would not bark when on its own.
Therefore, it really angers me when selfish, self-centred neighbours dismiss and ignore requests for them to take charge and responsibility for their dogs.
We were subjected to more than two months of a dog barking from early in the morning until late every day of the week and on weekends.
When the particular owners were told that the dog was a problem, instead of behaving in a mature manner, apologising and dealing with it immediately, they resorted to petty, childish behaviour and dismissed our right to peace and quiet in our own home.
To that couple, grow up; and to councils, please take noise pollution seriously.