My son will to be 2 at the end of July and we started his potty training about a month aog. He is doing really good. Every couple of hours I will take him into the potty and sit him down on it and he will usually pee, we haven't had any poops on the toilet yet.
I would not say that we push him but we certianly do encourage him to use the toilet. But we don't give him crap when he messes in his diaper!