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Barking dogs are affecting woman’s health but says laws not enough to silence them

July 13, 2018
Public Health and Wellbeing

A woman who says her mental health is deteriorating as a result of barking dogs near her home believes urgent change is needed to stop people being driven crazy.

For four years Jane in Adelaide’s inner south-east has been trying to cope with barking from two neighbouring properties, including a little “shrill” dog just metres from the interior of her home.

“I think she’s got separation anxiety,” she told ABC Radio Adelaide Mornings program.

“She could go from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at night, barking most of that time.”

Jane recorded evidence of the dog barking relentlessly for nearly an hour-and-a-half from a backyard while its owners were out on Australia Day in 2015.

The dog is excited and does not appear to be barking at anything in particular.

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Published by: ABC News, 11/7/2018