Barking dogs aren't the only animal keeping residents awake

A BARKING pooch may be a problem in Kawungan, but roosters and cockatoos seem to be the problem in other neighbourhoods. 

Readers have reacted to our latest story on neighbourhood dogs barking at all hours of the night

While dogs seem to be an issue for some of our Facebook followers, others have expressed their concerns with birds next door. 

Christine Lee said a sulphur crested cockatoo was driving her crazy. 

"No dogs that annoy me but my neighbours have a sulphur crested cockatoo that squawks loudly all the time," Christine said. 

Jason Weston said roosters were a problem in his neighbourhood. 

Christine Hogan expressed her concerns with dogs that start to bark as soon as the owner leaves the house. 

The owners don't have an issue because they are away from the noise zone but those neighbours that are left behind to cope with the problem all day certainly do...especially when their owners go away for a holiday for days or weeks on end leaving family and friends to feed their fretting and inconsolable pets while they are gone," Christine said. 

Ray Cooper commented that a dog the next street over from his place sounded like it was being strangled when it howled. 

"If people want dogs they should be prepared to sit with them if they have a problem not just let them go! Thank god I don't live near it," he said. 

Karla Hoffmann said the howling with sirens is mildly annoying but the fighting and sounding like they are killing each other is much worse.

Tim Day, a self-confessed night owl, said he was often up after midnight in Maryborough where barking dogs were a problem.

"There has been a fair few times i have had to resort to closing all the windows in my room and putting on headphones with tunes to get a good nights sleep," Tim said. 

Have you been woken up by barking dogs? Join the conversation and have your say below. 



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