Again, we all make mistakes. Don't feel bad, you were just upset that she wasn't cooperating while she is sick and you are trying to make her better.
Anyway, on my note...funny you should ask...I just told my rooommate that I feel terrible for yelling at my dog last night! I have a miniature chocloate dapple dachshund. I always brag on here that she is the perfect dog...never does anything naughty. Well, did I get what was coming to me. My rooomate left a container of food (tupperware) in a bag in her room (lunch bag) right next to the closed door. Well, while I was at work, Bella, my doxie, "dug" a hole in the carpet by my roommates door. I came home, and it looked like my dog killed a "rug monster"--fibers all over. My dog has NEVER done anything destructive--never digs, chews, etc. It is so weird--it must have been the food plus I can hardly exercise her as it is too cold for her to be outside longer than 5 min. now. I play tug and fetch indoors as much as I can, but when it is warm, I take her to the park tons!
Anyway, I screamed at her & put her in "time out" in her bed. She put her ears back...did the dachshund "shakes" (dachsunds like shake all the time--happy, sad, scared, begging for food, etc.). Well, I called her into me after about 5 min. of time out.
I feel bad, and she already forgot about it. I shouldn't have yelled. She most likely had no clue why i was yelling, and I lost my temper. I was just so upset that she actually destroyed part of the carpet. Thankfully, it is a small patch in the corner by the hinged area of the door and not as noticeable....ugh...so disappointed in her...lectured my roommate too.
I mean, she never bothers stuff...none of the presents under the tree--nothing...grr....okay, I am over it
Yes, I feel terrible. She is 3, and I have never yelled/screamed like that at her either.
In retrospect, I am kinda sad that I didnt' take a picture of her standing in her pile of "rug monster guts" looking all guilty--it will be cute/funny later, after I am completely over the destruction factor. I think I should call her "Marley" for the weekend (oi).
Anyway, dogs forgive and forget stuff like that in about 2 mins. Don't think a second more about it. My dog snuggled up to me right after her "time out" or "spot"/"bed" command...licking me...nudging me...and snuggled right up to me at bed time. Your dog doesn't remember it either and loves you like you are god to her!
I hope that she gets better soon!
~Jessica (& Bella the naughty carpet killer)