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My family and I will be attending the New Year fireworks in the city (huge park next to the cricket ground). This is a last minute decision so I have not had a chance to book in a place for my 6 month old puppy to stay at today during the fireworks (all booked out now).
I have played firework sound on loud from my laptop since he was 8 weeks old so he is unfazed by the sound. However, I know that it is totally different at the real event including the smell and sight. I don't want to terrify him, especially since there will be so many people as well.

So I thought of bringing his crate and covering it with a blanket to cover the sight and then give him raw lamb bones to chew on as well as some high value treats. But after doing some research, it seems that people highly advice against bringing dogs to such events even in a crate. Is this true?

I've found a nearby paddock / park that is 10 minute walk away from the firework place. I'm planning to take him there instead of going along with my family and then meeting up with them at the station later. In the paddock, I will play his favourite game of fetch and also give him some raw bones to chew on. What do you guys think? Is this better than bringing the crate at the fire work place?

If it is a 10 minute walk distance, will the fireworks still be frightening? This is my first time going to these sorts of events.

Any advice appreciated. Thanks!!!
 

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do you stay in NY for the night somewhere? perhaps a hotelroom or with friends or family?
If yes, I'd leave the dog at that place and don'T take him with you outside.
If you're just driving there with your car, I'd leave the dog in the car in its box with something nice. like a bone or a filled Kong.

there's always idiots and on Sylvester they're drunk. Last year a friend told be about some teenagers throwing fire crackers at their dog. the dog got a small burn wound and was really squittish the next days.
 

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do you stay in NY for the night somewhere? perhaps a hotelroom or with friends or family?
If yes, I'd leave the dog at that place and don'T take him with you outside.
If you're just driving there with your car, I'd leave the dog in the car in its box with something nice. like a bone or a filled Kong.

there's always idiots and on Sylvester they're drunk. Last year a friend told be about some teenagers throwing fire crackers at their dog. the dog got a small burn wound and was really squittish the next days.
Thank you for your suggestion. It's 40 degrees here so it's no possible to leave him in the car and we live in Australia. I totally agree with you about the idiots thing on News years eve so I decided to just take him home rather than going with my family. We took the train and I got so many negative comments from people (just Indians and Muslims) about how my dog is endangering children and that it is unsafe for everyone even though he was perfectly well behaved. This muslim kid also started chanting how dogs eat children :)confused:

So yeah I took the train back and I played fetch with him in the park and now he is next to me chewing his bone in peace. I'll take him to the city tomorrow morning to compensate for today as there's not many people around tomorrow.
 

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Thank you for your suggestion. It's 40 degrees here so it's no possible to leave him in the car and we live in Australia. I totally agree with you about the idiots thing on News years eve so I decided to just take him home rather than going with my family. We took the train and I got so many negative comments from people (just Indians and Muslims) about how my dog is endangering children and that it is unsafe for everyone even though he was perfectly well behaved. This muslim kid also started chanting how dogs eat children :)confused:

So yeah I took the train back and I played fetch with him in the park and now he is next to me chewing his bone in peace. I'll take him to the city tomorrow morning to compensate for today as there's not many people around tomorrow.
haha that comes from reading stuff before breakfast. Sorry, my brain didn't work properly at that time.
So New Year already over, at your place!
we've still 31st morning over here.

really is it that bad to take the train with your dog? So inpolite!
I drive a lot of public transport, but most people in Germany are okay with dogs, if the dog owners keep the dog under control and away from other peoples personal bubbles. ;)
people with background from neareast countries sometimes are a bit scared of my dog though...i try to sit or stand at places in train or bus where i block the dog from other people.
 

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haha that comes from reading stuff before breakfast. Sorry, my brain didn't work properly at that time.
So New Year already over, at your place!
we've still 31st morning over here.

really is it that bad to take the train with your dog? So inpolite!
I drive a lot of public transport, but most people in Germany are okay with dogs, if the dog owners keep the dog under control and away from other peoples personal bubbles. ;)
people with background from neareast countries sometimes are a bit scared of my dog though...i try to sit or stand at places in train or bus where i block the dog from other people.
Why Is Aus Becoming So Non Dog Friendly - Australian Pure Bred Dog Forums - Dogz Online - Page 5

Australia seems to become more dog unfriendly and I did not realise this until I got my own dog. It has something to do with the culture, lack of socialisation, long working hours etc Many places ban dogs such as most beaches near my area from December - April. My boyfriend and I go out of our way all the time to try and find parks that we can take my dog. I sometimes get rejected by outdoor cafe as well.

I take my dog on public transport because I don't have a car and that is the only way to socialise him to different environments. I always try to take him during off peak hours. I think people are being rude today because it's New Years Eve and there's too many people on the train. In Australia, you are not allowed to take the dog on trams and bus unless they are in a small crate of a certain size. This means that my medium sized dog can't go on bus or tram because he is too big now.
 

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Why Is Aus Becoming So Non Dog Friendly - Australian Pure Bred Dog Forums - Dogz Online - Page 5

Australia seems to become more dog unfriendly and I did not realise this until I got my own dog. It has something to do with the culture, lack of socialisation, long working hours etc Many places ban dogs such as most beaches near my area from December - April. My boyfriend and I go out of our way all the time to try and find parks that we can take my dog. I sometimes get rejected by outdoor cafe as well.

I take my dog on public transport because I don't have a car and that is the only way to socialise him to different environments. I always try to take him during off peak hours. I think people are being rude today because it's New Years Eve and there's too many people on the train. In Australia, you are not allowed to take the dog on trams and bus unless they are in a small crate of a certain size. This means that my medium sized dog can't go on bus or tram because he is too big now.
sounds terrible.
I also don't own a car (sold mine for 70€ this spring :() that's why i need the public transport. If i weren't allowed to take the bus i couldn't bring my dog to the vet.
compared to the past more difficult as well, in the sense that you seldomly find a lake that allows both dogs and humans swimming in it, but a lot of tourist places at the coast still have special dog beaches where you can bring the dog... and if it's winter nobody will care if you bring them to the tourist business too, as long as you're careful that your dog doesn't leave its feces there. ^^"
I'm whining on a pretty high level here though...generally Europe is probably more relaxed about dogs. ^^
public transport you don't have to pay extra when you're able to carry the dog in bag or transportbox... if it is too big or heavy ,you need to pay a ticket for a child.
 

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My Aussie came to the Canada Day celebrations with me, and he didn't even notice the fireworks. He was just annoyed we weren't walking anymore. And he would have been about 9 or 10 months. Your guy might not even notice. :)
 
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