I found out today that some people I work with beat their dogs/pups (with hands or rolled up newspapers) as a way of training them not to do certain things, go into certain rooms, etc. I'm really saddened to hear this. I told them that I had never had to do anything like that with Paco, and that he was a very well-behaved dog(pup), and that I never worry about him acting out in anger at guests or kids. I told them that the only dogs I've ever been bitten by were dogs that had been beaten as a part of "training," and that I think beating a dog makes the dog not only fearful, but angry, and might fight back at any moment.
They raised their eyebrows and changed the subject, so I know they disagree, and I'm not going to be "that woman" that is on a soapbox about how to do something in someone else's own home…but...:(