Well my little guy did excellent over the 4th. He spent all day playing with four other dogs at my sister's house. There were lots of kids and adults petting him and running around he just loved it. He even got his first glimpse of a grass snake. I'm very proud of the fact that he could have cared less about the fireworks. He perked his ears up for awhile but after 5 minutes or so just started walking around. I'm so happy that loud noises don't bother him. I think the fact that he was playing all day helped. We also left him alone while the fireworks were going off. We didn't hold him or try and baby him and I think that helped also. My girlfriends parents had a GSD that would hide in the wash sink everytime there was a thunderstorm. He would get so scared they would have to sedate him sometimes. I was praying that he would do fine and he did wonderful. Happy 4th everyone from Me and Rock!