Dharma Dog Pack

In the Press

January 01, 2017

Dharma Dog Training has not only been a wonderful resource for training information on Pets in Omaha, but they’ve been great friends for nearly three years. Yet again, Kelley and company (and especially with the help of Assistant Trainer, Rachael Wilson) we’ve been given this helpful info on training your pup as the new year starts. Enjoy and find more on Kelley McAtee and Dharma Dog Training on our Training page here. 

July 01, 2017

McAtee opened Dharma Dog Training in Omaha in 2014, and recently moved the training facility to nearby Council Bluffs for additional space. She says common issues among the dogs she sees include anxiety, codependency, jumping and aggression. Oftentimes, owners bring their dogs to Dharma only after failed attempts at pet stores or other training facilities that focus almost exclusively on positive reinforcement.

April 24, 2017

Life-changing experiences are far and few between. Going to jail can be one of those experiences and Kelley McAtee, owner and lead trainer at Dharma Dog Training, is excited to announce that her team is partnering with Second Chance Pups in their Prison Pup Program. Prison Pups is designed to help prisoners at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln train dogs who will then be adoptable through Second Chance Pups Rescue.

September 09, 2017

Dharma Dog Training head trainer Kelley McAtee teaches Geary County Undersheriff Brad Clark what a slip lead feels like on a dog's neck during a special training session at the Junction City/Geary County Animal Shelter. Officials from Dharma Dog Training came from Omaha to help train law enforcement officials and shelter employees to better handle potential problem dogs and read the animals' body language.

September 20, 2017

Just outside of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Kelley McAtee is helping dogs overcome behavioral issues by looking at more than just their behavior.  She’s trying to sniff out and treat the underlying cause, for she believes that dogs have emotions just like humans.

Nonpareil, "Walking with a Good Boy"

August 03, 2019

Area dog owners participate in a morning pack walk hosted by Council Bluffs, Dharma Dog Training on Cessna Avenue near the Council Bluffs Municipal Airport on Saturday Aug. 3, 2019. The monthly walks are held at 10am on the first Saturday of the month and are open to Dharma Dog Training clients. The walks are held in a different location rural and urban each session. Kelley McAtee, the Owner of Dharma said that pack walks are a good way for dogs and their handlers to incorporate their training in a practical yet structured environment. More than 20 people and their dogs attended this months walk. 

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In 2016 and 2018 Barry was the Nebraska Trucks and Bucks Lottery Dog!  Barry starred in NEBRASKA LOTTERY TRUCK$ AND BUCK$ commercials. He starred in their commercials, he made appearances for each truck winner and threw out the pitch for the Nebraska Salt Dogs baseball team! ​​​​​​​

Barry came from humble beginnings when he was rescued out of Junction City, KS with a host of behavior issues.  Barry has proved that this training is truly "LIFE CHANGING DOG TRAINING", and that when you dream big and work hard anything is possible! Read more about Barry and the rest of the Dharma Dog Pack HERE

Check out his videos below...