A similar case to this has been covered in a thread recently, but I just wanted to know people's thoughts and if I am in the wrong at all. The other day I received an official letter from the Council saying someone has made a complaint about my dogs barking, and that from now on they will be monitoring me. When I come back from walking the dogs in the morning I let them play in the front garden for 10 minutes, it's become part of the routine during weekday mornings just after 7am. They have a romp and invariably there will be the odd bark because they are happy. The barking isn't incessant and it only lasts between 5 and 10 mins. One of my neighbours who lives at the back doesn't seem to agree though, and he's had it in for me ever since I moved in - clearly he hates dogs. He once came round to complain he could hear my dog barking INSIDE my house when I was feeding her. That sums up what a pathetic time waster this bloke is, making a note every time one of my dogs barks, so he can send it to the Council and log the complaint. What I am doing now is when I come back from walking the dogs, is to take them straight indoors so I don't give the bloke any more ammunition because he won't let this drop. I wrote to the Council to defend my corner and told them I thought the whole thing has been blown out of proportion by the bloke. Yes, my dogs bark but it's never incessant and it's never at night or during unsocial hours, and when they do it only lasts a short time - anyone with sense would realise that, and with the exception of this one complaint, all my other neighbours are brilliant, they just can't believe how much fuss is made over nothing. If you live in a built-up area then you have to expect a certain level of daytime noise surely, can anyone see the sense in what this bloke is doing?