A pet owner has fired back at a neighbour who sent her a scathing letter scolding her about her ‘barking’ dog.
The anonymous letter listed five grievances about the pet’s behaviour such as barking both ‘during the day and through the late hours into early morning’.
Signed by a ‘concerned neighbour’, the scathing letter asked the Perth woman to ‘take action to resolve the situation’ amicably.
A woman has started a bitter war of words with her neighbour after they sent her a letter scolding her about her ‘barking’ dog (pictured)
‘I am writing to let you know your dog is causing a nuisance to me and my family by barking/ whining/ howling,’ the letter began.
The neighbour claimed in the strongly-worded note that the dog’s barking had been disrupting the family’s sleep routines.
‘The dog barks at the rear of the yard which directly backs onto our entertainment area and kids bedrooms,’ they wrote.
The disgruntled neighbour added the animal appeared to bark indiscriminately and would do it in any circumstances.
‘Regardless of whether you are home or not the barking is constant,’ the letter added.
‘Your dog appears to be barking at everything and anything that moves, meaning our children are no longer able to play in the backyard of our home.’
The neighbour said they hoped the note would allow the woman to address the problem, but the recipient took to a community Facebook group to issue a withering response.
The woman denied the barking claims, saying the dog only barks for up to a few minutes when someone comes to the house or if her son, six, has a medical episode.
The strongly-worded note claimed the dog barked into the early hours of the morning and disrupted the sleep routines of the sender’s children (stock image)
But she revealed her child’s silent seizures can happen as many as 100 times a day and her pet was trained to tell her about each one through barking.
‘Tell your kids to shut up because I’d love to sit in my backyard with a glass of wine but I can’t do that because your loud obnoxious kids are always yelling and screaming,’ the woman said to the neighbour in an open Facebook post.
‘I have to lock myself inside because I can’t sit outside and enjoy the fresh air due to your noisy brats.’
Response was mixed from other members in the online group, with one commenter accusing the woman of being ‘full of s***’.
‘If your dog just barked occasionally you wouldn’t get this letter,’ they said.
Another added it sounded like the woman was as obnoxious as her dog, but others sympathised with her.
‘Your neighbour is bored and has no life, plenty of idiots like this around,’ one person said.