Barking dogs may be stopped with Swine pheromones

Pheromones from male swine appear to help curb excessive barking in dogs, according to research by scientists at Texas Tech University. In the study, spraying a pig pheromone at barking dogs stopped the behavior immediately and had no observable adverse effects. More studies are needed to determine the length of effect and whether repeated sprays are needed to maintain the calm behavior, but the product is already available for purchase under the name Stop That. (8/25)

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