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Passive-aggressive note demanding Gold Coast neighbor silence her barking dog, mocked as ‘sorrowful’

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Neat but passive-aggressive note demanding a neighbor to silence her barking dog is mocked as ‘ruthless’ – because the author left out the most important detail of all

  • Angry letter threatened to report neighbor’s dog barking unless action is taken
  • Note claimed dog’s barking was ‘excessive’ and threatened to ‘complaint’
  • Gold Coast neighbor claimed barking was ‘constantly ignored’ by owner
  • The dog’s owner mocked the note and said it was meaningless because the message was anonymous










A neighbor’s passive-aggressive letter threatening to report another resident’s barking dog has been widely mocked for failing to identify himself.

The note, left on a doorstep by Coomera on the Gold Coast, claimed the dog’s barking was “excessive” and threatened to “make formal complaints” if the owner didn’t take action.

“It’s every night at a time when they seem to be upset – it’s getting troubling for several households,” the note reads.

“This is a common phenomenon that is constantly ignored.

A neighbor’s passive-aggressive letter threatening to report another resident’s barking dog has been widely mocked for failing to identify himself

“Make a plan, otherwise we will formally file a complaint.”

The dog’s owner mocked the neighbor who left the note in an online post — calling the message meaningless because they didn’t leave a name or phone number.

“Thanks for the note, maybe next time leave your number and we can talk about it,” said the owner.

“A little hard to know that my dog ​​barks when I’m not home. And I’m pretty sure there are plenty of other dogs around that bark too.”

Comments on social media were divided on whether the note was appropriate, with one calling it “despondent.”

“I hate such cowardly anon notes,” one wrote.

“If it were me, I’d like to know more so I can fix the problem, but it’s a little hard when there’s no song or something like that.”

The note left on a Coomera doorstep on the Gold Coast claimed the dog's barking was 'excessive' and threatened to 'make formal complaints' if owner failed to take action

The note left on a Coomera doorstep on the Gold Coast claimed the dog’s barking was ‘excessive’ and threatened to ‘make formal complaints’ if owner failed to take action

Others, however, sided with the concerned neighbor and urged the dog owner to consider training their pet to bark less.

“It was nice of them to write you a letter, so now you know and you can consider desensitization training,” someone said.

“Or maybe something to keep your dog from getting bored.”

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