Impact of Androstenone on Leash Pulling and Jumping Up in Dogs
AbstractDogs are relinquished to shelters due to behavioral problems, such as leash pulling and jumping up. Interomones are chemical cues produced by one species that elicit a response in a different species. We reported earlier that androstenone, a swine sex pheromone, acts as an interomone to reduce barking in dogs. Here we report two models using 10 dogs/study: a dog jumping and a dog walking model. For the leash-pulling model, each time the dog pulled on the leash the walker either did nothing (NOT), or sprayed the dog with water (H2O), androstenone + water (ANH), androstenone 0.1 µg/mL (AND1), or androstenone 1.0 µg/mL (AND2). The number of pulls during each walk was counted. For the jumping up model, each time the dog jumped the researcher did nothing (NOT), or sprayed the dog with H2O, ANH, AND1, or AND2. The number of jumps and the time between jumps were recorded. In Study 1, ANH, AND1, and AND2 each reduced leash pulling more than NOT and H2O (
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Pirner, G.; McGlone, J. Impact of Androstenone on Leash Pulling and Jumping Up in Dogs. Animals 2016, 6, 34.
Pirner G, McGlone J. Impact of Androstenone on Leash Pulling and Jumping Up in Dogs. Animals. 2016; 6(5):34.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pirner, Glenna; McGlone, John. 2016. "Impact of Androstenone on Leash Pulling and Jumping Up in Dogs." Animals 6, no. 5: 34.
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