Every dog barks, but for years, dog owners have been searching for a solution to prevent their pets’ excessive yapping. If your dog is acting disobedient, new scientific developments suggest that you should spray it with pig pheromones. This ‘pig perfume’ solution has proved to be the essential ingredient to calming excitable pups.
Texas Tech University animal behavior scientist, John McGlone, serendipitously unearthed the effect of the pig pheromones when spraying the solution at his Cairn terrier, Toto, one day as a reaction to his dog’s tireless barking fit. The formula worked flawlessly, and the Toto stopped barking and calmed down entirely.
The miraculous ingredient that composes this pet owner’s miracle spray is androstenone, a chemical compound found in boar saliva. Androstenone smells pungent to humans, but it has been found to have a strong effect on mammal behavior. In fact, the pheromone not only counteracts barking, but also helps prevent other incessant dog behaviors, such as jumping frantically on guests, as well as behaviors associated with biting and scratching.
While McGlone’s “pig perfume” has yet to hit market, there is a dog appeasing pheromone product that imitates the smell that a nursing mother gives off to her pups, and is sold in time-release collars.