4th of July is comming up and I was wondering if anyone has any tips for keeping your dogs calm when fireworks are going off. In Southwest Wshington, almost anything goes in the fireworks department. Firecrackers, roman candles, morters, are sold everywhere. The street a few houses down actually shuts down the street to hold their own fireworks display.Our first year at this house we thought it was great. Just sit in your own backyard and see a show that was almost as good as a professional display. Now with dogs, it is a nightmare. Last year we tried going to the coast, which worked real well, but that won't be possible this year. Shooting fireworks is also legal here for about 5 days so just going away for a few hours isn't a complete fix.