This irony escaped most of the mainstream media: while a street woman was mauled by a pack of wild dogs in the bowels of South Dallas in early May, a SECOND store dedicated to teaching dogs manners opened in a Richardson strip mall.
WHAT A GREAT DOG! opened a second location at 655 Glenville Drive, just east of Highway 75 and south of Arapaho Road. That’s more than 15,000 square feet of private lessons and group classes in pet manners, puppy school, dog agility, obedience, AKC Rally, nose work, and tricks.
Yes, dog tricks.
This will be the company’s second location in the metroplex, the first being in Frisco. Dan Spika and Scott Axelrod of Henry S. Miller Brokerage’s Industrial Division closed on the lease. Henry S. Miller Companies is one of Texas’ largest family owned full service commercial real estate firms. Obviously, there are thousands of people who care enough for their dogs to take them to classes at What a Great Dog! Though I love the training guidelines of The Monks of New Skete, you can count on me to bring in our new puppy when he or she arrives.
See, Dallas doesn’t have a dog problem, it has a stupid people problem.
So I found the Dallas Morning News’s call for the resignation of DAS’ Animal Services Director Jody Jones this week way off base. Cluelessness and headline sucking at its worst. It reminded me of the dark days of “health care reform” when “experts” would be telling physicians in the trenches what they should be doing for chronically ill patients: tell them that they need to stop smoking and watch their diet. Oh yes and exercise. Yep, just tell them and, like fairy dust, they will listen and be transformed into compliant little patients. (more…)