I spank my dog. Not hard, of course, but I tap his little butt or nose when he does things he is not supposed to. My dog KNOWS when he is bad - anytime I come home and he doesn't run up to greet me, I know his sneaky self did something. He's like a kid to me, and I'd spank my kids too.
Originally Posted by CurlyElectra
My old roomate's dog used to do that. Whenever I came home and he wasn't there, I would begin to tiptoe cuz I knew there was a pile of sh*t somewhere.

I am not sure what animals comprehension skills are though. I would imagine while they don't like being hit, they also don't really understand why they are being hit, so it is kind of null and void. But I don't have pets either...