A month ago I moved house and am settling in except for one problem- my neighbours. Their back garden is full of cages (one even containing a bird of prey!) and they have at least 2 jack russells. One is just a puppy, the other an adult. The adult dog is put in their garden at around 5 in the morning and barks constantly from this point for a couple of hours at least. It is also the same routine in the evening, the dog barks in the garden from around 9-11pm. This happens week days and weekends. It is very annoying but our neighbours are not what you call aproachable, and anyway we thought that having a dog ourselves, it would not be a problem if for whatever reason our dog barked occasionally (although he is not really a barker). There is a room at the back of the garden which we leave the dog in when we go to work, however with the weather yesterday being forecast as being really hot we decided to let the dog have the run of the garden as we weren't sure how hot his room was going to be. Any way, one of our neighbours banged on our door at 8pm last night and screamed the street down saying that our dog was barking from the moment we left until we came back, we better f*****g shut him up or she would kill him. My partner apologised, tried to explain about the heat, but also put in that we dont complain about their dog barking incessantly early morning and late at night. This warranted another tirade of abuse, culminating in us closing the door and the female neighbour shouting c*** at us through the door. I am really shaken up by this and am worried about leaving the dog in his room, he hasn't (to my knowledge) been barking when left there (i'm pretty sure from yesterdays reaction we would know if he did), but I am a bundle of nerves about it as I really dont want to live like that. I completely understand that our neighbours have the right to tell us if the dog has been barking as it is a nuisance and I want to stop it, it also means that he was distressed in the garden which I also dont want. It was just the way it was brought up, screaming/shouting/swearing, it really shocked me and I feel a bundle of nerves today. I dont know what to do and just wanted to know if people agree with me about the way this was handled.