The ethos of Dutch cool, from Reuters:
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Help is at hand for pet owners and their neighbors troubled by barking dogs — soothing recordings of “new age”-style music blended with sounds of nature.
“Piano music with twittering birds and murmuring water apparently has a soothing effect on dogs,” said a spokesman for LindeTree, the company marketing the new age CD.
“The owner can put it on whenever he leaves the house or needs some peace of mind.”
The firm’s idea was inspired by research at the University of Belfast into the effect of different types of music on 50 dogs: heavy metal songs caused them to howl and growl; classical music calmed them down.
A good idea in Amsterdam! My cat would definitely buy the CD.