The enormous popularity and reckless preponderance of dogs as pets in the wholly unsuitable suburban environment is causing widespread suffering to these incarcerated animals - and to those unfortunate neighbours forced to endure the anguished cries for attention (called barking) emitted by a creature congenitally programmed to free-range.
Dogs bark mostly through lack of company. The dog is an intensely socialised animal.
Dog owners have the legal obligation of keeping their dogs quiet yet they refuse to do it, Why? Because they don't want to.
Councils have the legal obligation of enforcing the barking control laws yet they refuse to do it. Why? Because they don't want to.
The ongoing consequence of this extremely common dereliction of duty is ongoing suffering for man and beast, and also the abandonment of council revenue so readily obtainable through the issuance of infringement notices for simple barking law enforcement.