This is one of the most common incorrect statements I hear owners make about the dog urinating inappropriately, chewing something, etc. Here's a quick piece that proves your dog didn't know it was wrong.
:aktion033::aktion033::aktion033: Jackie great article. I think they react to our body language for sure. Also, it kills me when I hear some owners say, oh do you believe he/she tore up, or piddled, or did whatever behaviour, "out of spite" , I never bought in to that and find that it's impossible for them to do things "out of spite", they just are not wired that way IMO.