We have two golden retrievers and while they can be a little bit naughty they know when I raise my voice. Both will sit and look a bit worried.
I could never hit my dogs, I love them too much and they don’t speak English so wouldn’t really understand if I did.
I have smacked one of their bums real soft when she snatched at food but felt guilty as fuck.
Dogs are amazing loyal and full of love. Let them be as you would treat a family member.
There was a good tweet thread thing recently that said what would you say if you could converse with your dog for 30 seconds. If you find it, it’s quite cool