Our expert says:
I know just how you feel. My neighbour on one side has had a sucession of intelligent dogs, and if I hear a single "woof" from them, I look out to see who's around who shouldn't be there. On the other side, we have a lawyer with a pair of yappers, who bark at everything, including passing leaves or the wind.
I understand that the Noise pollution approach could work, but it depends on your municipality I think the rules often only apply to "the hours of darkness". here in Pretoria, we had, the last time I checked, a perfectly daft system, where the municipality would only act on noise complaints during darkness, at which time their noise office was always closed !
I'm tempted by that approach, like BEE, of phoning them at 2 am to say "I wasn't able to tell you this morning, but your dogs yappingsdisturbed me all day, and I hope you'll do something about it very soon". Such unwelcome calls at unwelcome times, at least simulate the disturbance they are caausing, and might motivate them to take it seriously. And maybe I should look out for one of those horns !
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