Barking is a normal behaviour for dogs and an important way for them to communicate. Dogs can bark when they’re stimulated by noise or movement, such as rustling leaves, footsteps or car ignition. Dogs can even hear and respond to noises that we cannot hear with our human ears. It sounds like Rory is very in tune with his environment and likes to tell you all about what he’s seeing and hearing at night. There may be lots of exciting noises and movements that keep Rory wide awake. If he settles well in his kennel, this may be the best way to make sure Rory (and everyone else) gets a good night’s rest.