The 4th came and went, and while we put a flag up and I'm happy to celebrate Independence Day, I don't do it with fireworks.
My younger dog gets spooked by the bombs going off, and a shivering dog trying to hide isn't celebratory in any way for us.
Over the years, every other dog we've had didn't like thunderstorms, nor big firecrackers, and it's been a long time since blowing things up held any thrill for me. There are anti-anxiety drugs, but dog-doping doesn't appeal all that much.
So I just came across a Thundershirt, which is supposed to help, and we'll give that a try.
The 4th is also my older dog's birthday, so they get a special treat for that. This year, it was strawberry ice cream with a dog-treat cookie, and they gobbled both down in a hurry ...