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(CultureMap)   Dallas DB bar with dog park does a fantastic job of winning over locals by banning dogs   (dallas.culturemap.com) divider line 149
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2013-06-21 01:10:54 PM
There are database bars now?  How lame.
 
2013-06-21 01:13:29 PM
Staff's duties include picking up dogshiat, pouring water for mutts, and breaking up dog fights.  What kind of person applies for such a job?
 
2013-06-21 01:18:12 PM
"We'll take your "Mutt Shot" to verify your identity, keep you and your dog safe and check vet records to keep all of our Mutts Members healthy. "

http://www.muttscantina.com/dog_park.html

It's such a crazy business plan, it just might work!

I wonder if you're expected to tip your dog-sitter.
 
2013-06-21 01:59:55 PM
FTFA: lots of people b*tching about free sh*t that's part of a retail experience.  "Waaah, they were giving out water by the pitcher but it JUST ISN'T FAST ENOUGH FOR REX!"

Best part: We talked to our insurance company and they relaxed the rules so that everyone can bring their dog... except pit bulls.  Jesus have you seen those things?
 
2013-06-21 02:08:11 PM
"The only restricted breed in the dog park will be pit bulls."

img.fark.net

/Oblig
 
2013-06-21 02:15:20 PM
OK, so I'm stupid.  WTF is a "DB Bar"?
 
2013-06-21 02:17:15 PM
white people problems
 
2013-06-21 02:17:49 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: "The only restricted breed in the dog park will be pit bulls."

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/Oblig


I nice side effect is that it will keep pit bull owners away.
 
2013-06-21 02:19:16 PM
"
After Ybarra posted a photo of the policy on her Facebook page, Mutts' page was deluged with complaints from irate pet owners. Mutts' Weeners was that the rules were prescribed by their insurance company.
But by Thursday afternoon, Mutts co-owner Kyle Noonan said they had relaxed the policy and that only pit bulls would be banned. "We've been working with our insurance company today, and we have gotten them to lighten the restrictions," Noonan said. "The only restricted breed in the dog park will be pit bulls."
 "

Do insurance companies really do the actuarial analysis to back up restrictions like this, or are they just winging it sometimes?
 
2013-06-21 02:20:18 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: OK, so I'm stupid.  WTF is a "DB Bar"?


Judging from the fact that the place appears to be trying to appeal to a combination of foodies, beer snobs, and those who act like their pets are people, I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess "douchebag bar".
 
2013-06-21 02:20:47 PM
I like to file these stories away for anytime someone comments on how silly/sad so-called "cat people" are.

Dogs: When they're not waking you up at 3 AM, sh*tting in your yard, slobbering all over your clean pants, or eating your kids' faces off, they're causing entire communities to turn against one another.
 
2013-06-21 02:21:09 PM
The comments section there is a pretty cracking good read.

Lots of derpity-do.
 
2013-06-21 02:24:23 PM
Everything about that story sounds like complete bullshiat.  The entire design of the park is insane, the lack of training for the personnel, the business plan of the restaurant, and the mysterious "powers that be" telling them they have to ban certain dogs.  Really?  Why are you allowing your insurance company to dictate your business decisions?  I think companies like to make "insurance" be the fall guy for any unpopular decision they make for their business.
 
2013-06-21 02:25:40 PM
Snowflakes, yapflakes, whatever... people's "right" to impose their presence on others is not what I would call a pressing concern. I guess that makes me a bad Entitlemerican.
 
2013-06-21 02:27:06 PM
I'm glad there's a bar for people without personalities to go to.
 
2013-06-21 02:27:29 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: The comments section there is a pretty cracking good read.

Lots of derpity-do.


looks mostly like it is one dude replaying to everyone, but agreed, bunch o dumb in the comments.
 
2013-06-21 02:27:34 PM
I can see not allowing any golden retrievers because the have that better than thou attitude
 
2013-06-21 02:28:43 PM
Most pit bulls and pit bull mixes are pretty nice dogs.  They just tend to attract lousy owners.  The cocker spaniel mix we have is an alpha dog and is a complete PITA to bring to a dog park because he wants to boss the other dogs around.  If there is another alpha dog then they stare at each other and growl and spit at each other while all of the soccer moms complain that they are fighting and the world is coming to an end.  The other cocker spaniel is gay and likes to hump the other boy dogs.

I've never heard of an attendant at a dog park.
 
2013-06-21 02:28:44 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Everything about that story sounds like complete bullshiat.  The entire design of the park is insane, the lack of training for the personnel, the business plan of the restaurant, and the mysterious "powers that be" telling them they have to ban certain dogs.  Really?  Why are you allowing your insurance company to dictate your business decisions?  I think companies like to make "insurance" be the fall guy for any unpopular decision they make for their business.


...and no water. You set up a dog park and there is not water. Brilliant!
 
2013-06-21 02:29:34 PM

sigdiamond2000: I like to file these stories away for anytime someone comments on how silly/sad so-called "cat people" are.

Dogs: When they're not waking you up at 3 AM, sh*tting in your yard, slobbering all over your clean pants, or eating your kids' faces off, they're causing entire communities to turn against one another.



I have a dog  and a cat, so neener-neener ;)
 
2013-06-21 02:30:10 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: OK, so I'm stupid.  WTF is a "DB Bar"?


It's a Bondage and Discipline bar for people with dislexia.
 
2013-06-21 02:32:01 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Everything about that story sounds like complete bullshiat.  The entire design of the park is insane, the lack of training for the personnel, the business plan of the restaurant, and the mysterious "powers that be" telling them they have to ban certain dogs.  Really?  Why are you allowing your insurance company to dictate your business decisions?  I think companies like to make "insurance" be the fall guy for any unpopular decision they make for their business.

...and no water. You set up a dog park and there is not water. Brilliant!


Wait until the parvo outbreak.
 
2013-06-21 02:33:53 PM
Makes sense, some breeds are genetically more aggressive and all other things equal can be more problematic. The chows for example are very territorial. It's true that pit-bulls are naturally people-friendly and have to be abused or deliberately conditioned to become dangerous, but they are naturally very dog-aggressive and could cause problems with the dogs that are otherwise allowed there.
 
2013-06-21 02:35:00 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Satan's Bunny Slippers: OK, so I'm stupid.  WTF is a "DB Bar"?

Judging from the fact that the place appears to be trying to appeal to a combination of foodies, beer snobs, and those who act like their pets are people, I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess "douchebag bar".


Foodies?  It's a sports bar menu:  burritos, burgers, hot dogs, and fries.

http://muttscantina.com/mutt_menu.html
 
2013-06-21 02:35:32 PM

factoryconnection: FTFA: lots of people b*tching about free sh*t that's part of a retail experience.  "Waaah, they were giving out water by the pitcher but it JUST ISN'T FAST ENOUGH FOR REX!"

Best part: We talked to our insurance company and they relaxed the rules so that everyone can bring their dog... except pit bulls.  Jesus have you seen those things?


Further on in TFA, it says that pits are allowed, just not off-leash.
 
2013-06-21 02:36:21 PM
Dog Banning bar?
Dumb Blond bar?
Deaf Belgian bar?
Deal Breaker bar?
 
2013-06-21 02:36:37 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Everything about that story sounds like complete bullshiat.  The entire design of the park is insane, the lack of training for the personnel, the business plan of the restaurant, and the mysterious "powers that be" telling them they have to ban certain dogs.  Really?  Why are you allowing your insurance company to dictate your business decisions?  I think companies like to make "insurance" be the fall guy for any unpopular decision they make for their business.


Damn straight.

Once we let an old man who came into the store use our bathroom. After the disgusting cleanup he made necessary, "Sorry, our insurance company won't let anyone use our restroom. We store chemicals back there, you know."
 
2013-06-21 02:37:53 PM
Dog Breed bar?
 
2013-06-21 02:38:17 PM

meat0918: Ow! That was my feelings!: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Everything about that story sounds like complete bullshiat.  The entire design of the park is insane, the lack of training for the personnel, the business plan of the restaurant, and the mysterious "powers that be" telling them they have to ban certain dogs.  Really?  Why are you allowing your insurance company to dictate your business decisions?  I think companies like to make "insurance" be the fall guy for any unpopular decision they make for their business.

...and no water. You set up a dog park and there is not water. Brilliant!

Wait until the parvo outbreak.


If only there was a shot for that. Don't think I've never been to a dog park that didn't have water, it's a necessary feature.
 
2013-06-21 02:39:47 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Everything about that story sounds like complete bullshiat.  The entire design of the park is insane, the lack of training for the personnel, the business plan of the restaurant, and the mysterious "powers that be" telling them they have to ban certain dogs.  Really?  Why are you allowing your insurance company to dictate your business decisions?  I think companies like to make "insurance" be the fall guy for any unpopular decision they make for their business.

...and no water. You set up a dog park and there is not water. Brilliant!


Job creation.  People are hired to pour water for the dogs, pick up their shiat, and break up fights.  I keep telling everyone, automation is bad for employment.
 
2013-06-21 02:40:12 PM

jaytkay: Dog Banning bar?
Dumb Blond bar?
Deaf Belgian bar?
Deal Breaker bar?


Dipshiat Buggerers
Dingleberry Burritos
Dangling Ballsacks
Deranged Buttrapers
 
2013-06-21 02:41:22 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Satan's Bunny Slippers: OK, so I'm stupid.  WTF is a "DB Bar"?

Judging from the fact that the place appears to be trying to appeal to a combination of foodies, beer snobs, and those who act like their pets are people, I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess "douchebag bar".


darth_badger: Satan's Bunny Slippers: OK, so I'm stupid.  WTF is a "DB Bar"?

It's a Bondage and Discipline bar for people with dislexia.


Heh.  Both of these make me glad that I have cats that hate to ever leave the house, let alone tolerate others.
 
2013-06-21 02:41:50 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Satan's Bunny Slippers: OK, so I'm stupid.  WTF is a "DB Bar"?

Judging from the fact that the place appears to be trying to appeal to a combination of foodies, beer snobs, and those who act like their pets are people, I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess "douchebag bar".

Foodies?  It's a sports bar menu:  burritos, burgers, hot dogs, and fries.

http://muttscantina.com/mutt_menu.html


You missed the part where everything is "local" "gourmet" "grass-fed", etc. It's a yuppie/hipster version of a sports bar with dog fancying thrown in.
 
2013-06-21 02:42:19 PM
It sounds like it is Katy Trail in uptown. Has food, drinks and allows dogs and they bring them water. Am I missing something?
 
2013-06-21 02:42:42 PM

digitalrain: factoryconnection: FTFA: lots of people b*tching about free sh*t that's part of a retail experience.  "Waaah, they were giving out water by the pitcher but it JUST ISN'T FAST ENOUGH FOR REX!"

Best part: We talked to our insurance company and they relaxed the rules so that everyone can bring their dog... except pit bulls.  Jesus have you seen those things?

Further on in TFA, it says that pits are allowed, just not off-leash.


On the bar's Facebook page is a a GEICO Liability Claims Rep who  says "Wow even worse...way to discriminate against such wonderful dogs"
 
2013-06-21 02:45:03 PM
semi-related, but am I the only one who gets all ragey when people use the term "fur-baby" when referring to their pet?
 
2013-06-21 02:48:30 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: BarkingUnicorn: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Satan's Bunny Slippers: OK, so I'm stupid.  WTF is a "DB Bar"?

Judging from the fact that the place appears to be trying to appeal to a combination of foodies, beer snobs, and those who act like their pets are people, I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess "douchebag bar".

Foodies?  It's a sports bar menu:  burritos, burgers, hot dogs, and fries.

http://muttscantina.com/mutt_menu.html

You missed the part where everything is "local" "gourmet" "grass-fed", etc. It's a yuppie/hipster version of a sports bar with dog fancying thrown in.


It's a place where you can enjoy the feeling of being superior as you watch someone else pick up your dog's shiat..  That's it's Unique Value Proposition.  The 1% buys yachts; this gives people the same  feeling for $5 and the cost of beer.
 
2013-06-21 02:49:18 PM
douche bag bar for yuppie/hipsters

Figures it would be north Dallas.
 
2013-06-21 02:49:55 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: semi-related, but am I the only one who gets all ragey when people use the term "fur-baby" when referring to their pet?


No, it offends me, too.  That's my private special name for my ... nevermind.
 
2013-06-21 02:50:08 PM
I went to Wiki to see why Shar Pei's were on the list. Not as friendly as they look.
 
2013-06-21 02:52:10 PM

Buffalo77: douche bag bar for yuppie/hipsters

Figures it would be north Dallas.


img.fark.net
 
2013-06-21 02:52:57 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: semi-related, but am I the only one who gets all ragey when people use the term "fur-baby" when referring to their pet?


Ragey? Maybe. I just get a creepy-sick feeling, like I caught a glimpse backstage at a toddler beauty pageant.
 
2013-06-21 02:55:13 PM
But can we change our dog's diaper on the bar?
 
2013-06-21 02:56:29 PM

JesseL: "
After Ybarra posted a photo of the policy on her Facebook page, Mutts' page was deluged with complaints from irate pet owners. Mutts' Weeners was that the rules were prescribed by their insurance company.
But by Thursday afternoon, Mutts co-owner Kyle Noonan said they had relaxed the policy and that only pit bulls would be banned. "We've been working with our insurance company today, and we have gotten them to lighten the restrictions," Noonan said. "The only restricted breed in the dog park will be pit bulls."
 "

Do insurance companies really do the actuarial analysis to back up restrictions like this, or are they just winging it sometimes?


Why would they care about the actuaries?  They are better off reading the headlines like everybody else and understanding that they will be on the hook for veterinarian bills when a german sheperd fends off a poodle attack but will have to cough up the big bucks when pit bull follows its genetic nature and attacks and eats the nearest dog.

Insurance is all about passing the buck (typically getting the government to pay, otherwise denying any payment they can).  Actuaries are window dressing.
 
2013-06-21 02:57:09 PM
We had a Doberman when I was a kid and it was the nicest, most gentle dog I've ever met. So based on my anecdote, there is no evidence that supports banning them.
 
2013-06-21 03:02:14 PM

BarkingUnicorn: digitalrain: factoryconnection: FTFA: lots of people b*tching about free sh*t that's part of a retail experience.  "Waaah, they were giving out water by the pitcher but it JUST ISN'T FAST ENOUGH FOR REX!"

Best part: We talked to our insurance company and they relaxed the rules so that everyone can bring their dog... except pit bulls.  Jesus have you seen those things?

Further on in TFA, it says that pits are allowed, just not off-leash.

On the bar's Facebook page is a a GEICO Liability Claims Rep who  says "Wow even worse...way to discriminate against such wonderful dogs"


I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that those who insist that "every dog has a right to be served" are the least likely to actually correctly train their dogs.  Dogs specifically bred to be aggressive and attack other dogs are obviously more entitled to be leash-free.  Maybe they can re-decorate and have a board listing the odds on various dogs and have a fancy pit in the middle.
 
2013-06-21 03:02:59 PM
I love dog owners.

It helps to identify the low life trash that should be avoided, in case they don't have any visible tattoos.
 
2013-06-21 03:03:24 PM
Every one of those breeds listed has been shown/known to have more aggressive / fighting tendencies than others. I'm not saying each member of those breeds is a throat ripping psycho, but one has to admit that there have been more accounts of these types hurting / mauling people than others. Common sense and experience has shown them what to allow and what not to.
 
2013-06-21 03:04:59 PM

Rapmaster2000: I'm glad there's a bar for people without personalities to go to.


There are actually millions of them.
 
2013-06-21 03:05:44 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: OK, so I'm stupid.  WTF is a "DB Bar"?


Dave & Busters
 
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