My little girl dog is pretty much scared of everything anyways, but this time of year is the worst. We have the big Independence Day biker rally and then the usual 4th of July fireworks. I live near the ghetto and they are already shooting off bottlerockets and firecrackers and stuff nightly in addition to bikers already pulling into town. She seems fine until I bring her in to feed her and then she don't wanna go back outside. Last night, she threw herself against the gate for a half hour before I finally caved in and went to get her. I was waiting for her to settle before I brought her in for the night because I feel like going to get her while she's doing that is just re-enforcing for her that if she acts like a freak, I will coddle her I have already ordered tranqs from the vet for the weekend, but I'm afraid she's gonna hurt herself or run off before then! What do you all do to calm your dogs during fireworks, thunderstorms, loud events, etc.?