Hello everyone I am new and was hoping I could get some advice on this sticky topic. I have 2 dogs: A 5year old Pit Bull and a 3 month old Great Dane. Well my mom has always believed that in order to get a dog to be well behaved you have to hit it. I believe this is ridiculous and inhumane, but her house her rules so there was nothing I could do. Now picture this: An 80pound fierce looking Pit Bull (yet so sweet) cowering and rolling over when she starts yelling. I find it so sad Well I recently purchased a Great Dane puppy and my mom has not touched her because: my dog my rules. I have not hit her ever and she is a wonderful dog, very fearless. She plays and runs with no fear whatsoever. But she still does ocassionally pee in the house. And this morning she peed and my mom hit her but not hard I got mad and told her she didnt have to hit her. But Catalina (Cathy) just ran off wagging her tail like she didnt even notice. What can I do to make my mother see that you dont have to hit a dog in order for it to be behaved? I want Cathy to have a good start on life and not be a scared cowering dog. I know China my Pit Bull is a very confident dog until the yelling starts which at that point she will try to get in Cathy's crate and she can only get her head in, lol very funny. Please Help!