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What to do if you are having problems with a neighbour's pet

What to do if you are having problems with a neighbour’s pet

If you feel you can, approach the owner and see if you can sort out the matter informally.

Here are some tips:

  • Take early action - don’t wait until the situation is unbearable and your patience has been exhausted before approaching the owner.
  • Try not to jump to conclusions - listen to the other person’s response and don’t make unfounded allegations.
  • Try to remain calm - do not shout or make abusive remarks and do not retaliate.
  • Walk away if you feel at risk or threatened. If you are not confident about approaching the owner then speak to your housing officer. In some cases the matter may be referred to our Anti-Social Behaviour Unit.

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