I just recently got a puppy, and the training has been going very bad. It has been 3 weeks and she won't potty outside unless I coax her into it.
My mom told me to rub her face in pee and spank her in case she has an accident. So I was sitting in my room with her when she defecated onto my floor, so I got up and put her face in it, then spanked her 4 times. After that I put her in the cage, and when I went to close the latch she bit me, which resulted in bleeding. On impulse I grabbed her and smacked her snout 6 times, then put her on the floor. She then proceeded to pee on the floor, so I spanked her 1 time and rubbed her face in the pee.
She has been hiding in the corner for the last hour, and when I approach her she whines. I feel terrible, and I should probably just tell the police I'm a dog abuser, because I hit her so many times. I'm afraid I'll lose my emotional connection with her. I love her and I never meant to hurt her. I was doing what I was told. I just don't want her to try to kill me when she's big. This is the first time this happened, but I'm afraid I've completely destroyed our relationship.