First, contact the animal owner. Be a good neighbor and talk to them about the issues you are experiencing. They may not even know their dog is barking while they are away. Remember that even though you may be home in the middle of the night, some people work graveyards.
Second, install anti-bark devices on your side of the shared fence. These devices are highly effective at teaching the dog not to bark for the sake of barking.
Lastly, if all else fails, contact us at (760) 955-5089 to report the barking. We will first check on the dog's welfare and insure they have access to food, water, and shelter. We will notify the owner of the complaint and ask that they take the necessary actions to reduce or eliminate the barking.
If the barking continues and it is determined to be unprovoked, then we may be able to issue notices and citations to the animal owner if the officer observes it firsthand. If the officer cannot verify the complaint, please be advised that certain legal and administrative procedures must be followed. Additionally, if we have only received complaints from you, you may be advised to remedy the situation in Civil Court via a restraining order. Otherwise, you and other persons siding with you regarding your complaint must be willing to appear and give testimony in any legal or administrative proceedings brought forth against the property owner who must be afforded due process. At no time prior to any proceeding will the dog be taken from its owner.