Originally Posted by PastureSongs
beau, puppies can't even control their bladder until they're about 6 months old. What you're doing is the exact same thing as shoving a baby's nose in its diaper and screaming at it. It can't help it and doesn't know any better. If the dog is going in the floor, you are not watching it close enough. Stick your face in it and scream, then go back to watching the puppy properly.
I knew I'd get a response like this when I posted my reply.
I like that you added in with your own imagination that we scream at our puppy. Not the case.
Not everyone agrees with this method, but all of our past dogs been 100% house-trained and NEVER once went bathroom in the house (once they were trained). But it works for us.
The same way that some people think you should never hit a horse (for example if they bite or nip you). I smack my horses when they deserve it. And they don't bite. Ever. They know better. Different strokes for different folks.
The puppy will learn to know better too.
On a side note, bet you didn't know that when the police force trains K9 unit dogs, they will hold the dog up in the air by their collar and almost strangle the dog to death (anal glands blow) if the dog makes a mistake during training. I know this for a fact because I have a close friend on the K9 police force and that is what they do when they train the police dogs. Abuse? Maybe. But those dogs are VERY disciplined. And they can't ever mess up in their line of duty. Someone's life may be on the line.