I am sympathetic, but the issue came down to the dog being let out in the dark to relieve itself. If Chloe had let it out into my walled garden, it wouldn't have been a problem, though I'm not entirely happy with that, but the dog went down to the neighbour's garden, which is misleadingly not fenced off. So, yes, the neighbour was furious and undoubtedly rude. Having said that, I never let my dog relieve itself on private property and the whole area round my garden is clearly private. There is a lane a minute's walk away.