Has anyone read "Training Your Retriever" by James Lamb Free?
The "Spare The Rod" section is exactly the opposite of it's name. Here are some quotes from it:
"a good old fashioned thrashing won't hurt him a bit"
"Be sure you administer any corporal punnishment in private"
"Wallop your trainee with it, (a rolled up newspaper) hard, several times across the big muscle of the flank."
"Use the strap and use it intelligentley"
~*Life is one big game of fetch*~