A little while ago on Facebook our local marina advertised their NYE event with fireworks, and people commented that it wasn't good because of the poor neighbourhood dogs...
Do you think venues should not have fireworks on NYE for the sake of the neighbourhood dogs, or is this a case of the fun police ruining one night of celebration?
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19-12-2012 18:37 #1
Dogs & NYE
19-12-2012 18:42 #2
Fun police for sure. Its one night and fireworks go for what, 20mins if that? Thunderstorms can go longer than that.
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19-12-2012 18:45 #3
Miserable people who have nothing to do on NYE and want to spoil it for everyone else.
If they are so worried about their dog put them inside.
19-12-2012 18:46 #4
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19-12-2012 18:49 #5-
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19-12-2012 18:49 #6
I was thinking that it was absolutely crazy when I read it...surely a responsible dog owner would make plans and considerations for their dogs on NYE?
I mean, it's not just fireworks, but there is usually loud parties and people in streets in many suburbs...and people deal with it and keep their dogs inside or something...
What kind of outcome do people expect? Oh sorry, didn't think of the neighbourhood dogs, we will cancel one of the only family friendly events in the whole area....
19-12-2012 18:54 #7
Dogs & NYE
We put our dogs inside NYE and Christmas Eve and Australia Day because we have neighbors setting off fireworks. Although it usually ends with my labby in the courtyard looking at the sky waiting for rain!
I do worry about dogs who freak out and get out of their yards as sadly I have seen a few pets hit on the roads out here after NYE it's very sad but I do agree that it is the owners responsibility to have them somewhere safe on evenings like NYE when people will have legit and dodgy fireworks going off.
19-12-2012 19:01 #8Senior Member
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I'm from England, and we celebrate Guy Fawke's Night every November 5th. It's legal to have fireworks in your back garden there, so I imagine neighbourhood dogs get even more of a fright!
People just keep their animals in on that night (and the nights surrounding it, as it can go on for a few days). It's not a big deal. Not all animals are spooked by it anyway. My cats (and dog) were always pretty uninterested in it.
20-12-2012 20:19 #9Senior Member
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You can't have NYE without fireworks! People should be expecting this and should prepare their pets for it.
In Darwin, they have Territory Day where on one day you can go and buy fireworks to be let off on the night. A few dogs get startled and escape but everyone is prepared. This year they had a total fire ban so the fireworks were only meant to be let off between say 6pm and 12am or something like tat. It's the idiots though that hold onto the fireworks and let them off whenever they like that ruin it. You would have them going off for weeks after even months after at all times of the night, there were a lot of terrified dogs around the place, much worse than the actual fire cracker night. Luckily mine didn't really care, they would sit in the yard and watch the neighbours fireworks go into the air
20-12-2012 20:34 #10
Dogs & NYE
We always make sure our dog is either inside or locked in the shed with her teddy and a big bone when we know its fireworks night.
I don't want them to stop fire works!!
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