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Neighbours can help each other to solve barking problems by communicating with each other their concerns and needs. Neighbours can assist in identifying the reasons for excessive barking by noting what is happening in the district when the dog is barking. A neighbour may be in the position to offer to exercise a dog when its owner is unable due to work commitments, illness or other reasons. In most cases the answers and solutions can be found between neighbours and should be sought prior to lodging a complaint with the Council.

The Department of Justice funds a Dispute Settlement Service for people who find themselves in a situation of dispute/conflict with another person. This service guarantees:

- Advice
- Consultation
- Mediation

The Dispute Settlement Service is free of charge, voluntary and operates under strict confidentiality. Regional mediators are available and can be contacted on 1800 658 528.



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