Unfortunately, there are no socio-economic statuses or neighborhoods that are above the nuisance neighbor with their unremitting barking dog(s). What this means is rich or poor, old or young, religion or not, college grad or high school drop out it can be a hideous problem anywhere at any time even in the neighborhoods you least expect it. Most cities and HOA's have ordinances/covenants against this but require a commitment on behalf of the harassed neighbors to pursue enforcement. I encourage friendly neighbors and behaviors. I like to believe this issue can be worked out between amicable adults without 'enforcement.' However, if that doesn't work check with your HOA and/or city to see what can be done and what your rights are. Everyone deserves their right to enjoyment of peace.
Here is the City of Oklahoma City's take on this issue:
Barking Dogs can lead to fines. According to City Municipal Code, it is illegal
to allow any animal to continuously bark, howl or otherwise disturb the peace.
Officers can issue a citation to the owner if a citizen is willing to sign a
complaint for allowing an animal to bark continuously. Certain conditions must
be met in order for the owner to maintain custody of the animal. The violation
of these conditions shall be cause for a citation and may result in the
impoundment of the animal.
If you would like to report a violation of this ordinance, call (or click below) the Action Center at 405-297-2535, Monday through Friday (closed holidays) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or contact the Emergency Operations Center at 405-297-2255 when the Action Center is closed. Be sure to give the address at which the dog resides and the time of day/night during which the dog is
allowed to bark continuously. http://www.okc.gov/action/OnlineServiceRequest/Forms/EnterRequest.aspx