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Really dumb question about neighbors

I have bad insomnia, but I also work all day and start early, so I find that while I'm awake at 1/2/3am, doing my laundry and house work makes sense. They only problem is everytime I go outside day or night (I live in a house with a backyard, not unit /flat/apartment) it sets my neighbors dog off.
Can my neighbors complain about this to anyone?
I don't want to piss them off but also I want to use the time I can't sleep to do my housework cos there's no point lying in bed for 5 hours doing nothing but staring into space

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No. You are allowed to be awake at 1am. So long as you’re not making the noise, then their dog barking is their issue not yours

See if you can get a dog whistle (also known as silent whistle or Galton's whistle) is a type of whistle that emits sound in the ultrasonic range, which people cannot hear but some other animals can, including dogs and domestic cats, and is used in their training. ... To human ears, a dog whistle makes only a quiet hissing sound. This way you could train the dog not to bark when you go outside your own house.

Op - I'm going outside to hang washing and put rubbish out, or even going into my garage to get in my car to leave for work. Dog is very disgruntled about everything I do! I am very quiet about the activities but the dog still barks

 Not your problem
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 Definitely not your problem. They are responsible for how their dog behaves. Its all very well having a guard dog, but if it cant tell the difference between neighbours and invaders, if they get annoyed they should keep their dog in at night.
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I wouldn't worry too much, they can't make a complaint about their own dog barking 😂. The dog is just doing what dogs do, it's protecting it's owners while they sleep. It's not a bad thing. If they get annoyed by it they can bring it inside but it's not your problem as long as you aren't making noise.

In regard to the insomnia get some melatonin prescribed it's been a game changer for my sons insomnia

Not your fault. They own the animal - they are responsible for it.

If anyone gets complaints it'll be the owners of the dog

The dog is being a guard I guess and alerting. But it is the owners responsibility in regards to it barking. I wouldn’t worry people usually ignore it unless it carry’s on for hours