Verboticism: Petiquette

Petiquette

Created by: mweinmann

Definition: v. To use animal training techniques to improve and direct the behavior of other people. n. A technique which uses the principles of animal training to solve a human behavioral riddle.

Pronunciation: pet - eh - kit

Sentence: Marjorie used petiquette to train her husband to do household chores. If he put the toilet seat down, he got a cookie; when he mowed the lawn, he got some ice cream. Every task had a "payoff" of some type..... She figured that if this worked on the dog, it might work on Charles.

Etymology: pet, etiquette (rules governing socially acceptable behavior)

Points: 434

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Comments: Petiquette

Nosila - 2009-06-30: 01:23:00
They don't call it animal husbandry for nothing! Good Word.