Keep Them Inside:
The best practice, and something we do at Active K9, is to take you dog for an extended adventure either the day before or the morning of the 4th. Reducing their energy levels will help them to keep calm easier, which can make all the difference when the finale goes off. We then make sure everyone gets a potty break shortly before dusk, allowing you to get settled inside just before the celebrations get started.
Don't Leave Them Alone:
If you really are dead set on making out to your local fireworks show, do the responsible thing and look for a sitter ahead of time. While it might not be as calming without you there, your dog will still greatly appreciate not being alone.
Play White Noise:
Pet Anxiety Products:
Thundershirts offer a consistent and gentle pressure to your dogs torso, mimicking the affects of being cuddled. This gives your pet a sense of security that drastically helps them cope with the anxieties around them. You can pick up a thundershirt at most pet stores, or directly from thundershirt.com.