I had an aweful exprience last night and I wish I would have thought about this sooner. Last night I took Oquirrh to an elementary school by my house. It was close to dark, but I knew he really needed to get out and run. I always let him off leash at the elementary, because it is a huge field and he likes to chase the birds. When we were about to leave, fireworks started to go off. Oquirrh was completely scared and high-tailed it across the street and kept running. It was so aweful! I ran the direction he went, but couldnt find him. Luckily some people were outside and saw where he ran. After about 20 minutes of looking for him, we found him huddled into some bushes. I so wish that I would have thought about this sooner and not 5 days before the 4th of July! I just bought a cd that has fireworks and music on it, but I know I am not going to be able to desensitize him that quickly. I am truly not looking forward to the fourth of July now.