I know im lucky my mates dog is petrified of them.
My aunts Rottie didnt like them the first couple of years now he has got used to it i suppose, as long as they are not really close he is ok.
I just had never heard of using tranqs. but of course every dog is different
Yep, every dog is different my 2 Terriers, one of whom is now sadly gone are/were terrified of fireworks. They could hear them going off in the village (which is one heck of a distance from where I live) and would literally shake and cry as if they had been tied to their tails. Toby on the other hand just likes to bark at them.
I think you are thinking with your English head regards the Tranquilisers, from my experience Vets are loathe to handing them out in the UK, not so here, especially when you can buy them over the counter in some of the pet stores.
I personally used to give my dogs a bit more of a cuddle. I never made a fuss per say, I would just say, 'come on then, cuddle time' and they would jump up, have a cuddle, sometimes sleeping with me on my bed if the fireworks went on all night (same went for Thunderstorms) and all was well.
I think however, had I lived in the village, or at least closer I might have turned to some sort of medication. Though I think I would have tried the herbal remedies first as Jack (RIP little one) was so terrified long distance that had he been closer I swear he would have shaken as if he were trying to loosen his teeth.