I don't use them.
The one and only time I tried the squirt bottle was with my girl Ruby. She was into something - can't remember what. I squirted her. She turned, looked at me, and peed on the rug. That was the last time I used the water bottle on her and last time she peed on the rug - that was a couple of years ago.
Basenji 1, mom 0.
We use a little squirt water bottle with both our girls, and they work very well for us - each dog is different. I sure wouldn't do it if my dogs reacted like Ruby did. But when Shaye or Gemma starts getting into something they should not, we squirt them right in the face, and it does put a stop to it. Sometimes, if they should happen to look up at us on their way to mischief, just picking up the bottle and saying "no" will redirect them. I say give it a try, preferably on a floor not carpeted, just in case.