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Promoting the fun and adventure of dog ownership with James Hamm the Lonestar Dog Trainer, serving Dallas - Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, Waco and Beyond.  

James Hamm Lonestar Dog Trainer

My name is James Hamm, the Lonestar Dog Trainer. My background is in Military Working Dogs, Hunting Dogs, and Companion Pet Dogs. I offer a full spectrum of dog and puppy training designed to get you back to day-to-day activities with your dog so the entire family can relax and have fun together.

I am not a franchise and I am the only person who will work with your dog.  You are not hiring me only for your dog to be trained by someone else behind the scenes.  I only have one location which is on the south east side of Dallas in Forney, Texas but I support everyone who lives within a 6 hour radius. I am located very close to I-20, I-30, I-45 and I-635.  Everything you see on my website and my social media is me working with clients & their dogs.

James Hamm Lonestar Dog Trainer

I specialize in off-leash dog obedience and modifying problematic behavior.  


My obedience training includes SIT, DOWN, (STAY is implied on both), going to a PLACE, HEEL on and off the leash, HERE to come when called, moving INSIDE and OUTSIDE through doors, KENNEL to enter the crate, LOAD into your vehicle, QUIET on command, LOOK SHARP (going to the bathroom on command) staying OFF inappropriate things, DROP IT to release items in the dogs mouth, LEAVE IT to move away from areas / thing, OFF to keep all four paws on the ground,  ENOUGH to settle rough play and BREAK to have fun and just be a dog. 


"I work 24/7 with your dog to ensure they return fully-equipped for their life at home."

By entering your dog into one of my programs, your dog will socialize with other dogs, enter into social settings including stores and restaurants, parks, plazas and around schools where children walk, run ride bikes and make noise every day and in other peoples homes and more. 

Puppy Head-Start Program

Puppy Training begins the moment you encounter your pup and continues over the life of your dog.  Your dog is never too young to begin training and the earlier you start, the better.  

Most Popular Course

Texas Resident Board & Train

If you lead a very busy life, lack the time or patience to deal with your dog or you have a good dog and want a great dog the comprehensive Resident Board and Train program is for you. 

Most Popular Course

If You Have to Go Away

Only for dogs that have been trained in my Resident / In Home Board and Train program, I offer refresher courses and follow up stays if you have to go away for work or have time for a weekend getaway or vacation.

James Hamm's training course
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Dog Trainer School

Puppy Training begins the moment you encounter your pup and continues over the life of your dog.  Your dog is never too young to begin training and the earlier you start, the better.  


"Training Your Dog is Like Training People - It Requires Planning."

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Pedigree Results.

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I am a past President of the International Association of Canine Professionals.  I was responsible for leading the  preservation of balanced and humane approaches to dog training, continuing education for trainers and K9 professionals, public education on K9 issues, bite prevention for children, animal husbandry, informing and protecting the public while maintaining the highest standards of training to support dog owners.  

I am also a consultant to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms K9 training program and to top manufactures including Garmin Corporation for product development, field testing and training videos.  I train dog trainers through the International School for Dog Trainers developing their knowledge, skills and ability to reach their full potential.    



The difference in my dog is truly incredible and I cannot explain in words how dramatic the change has been to Baby, me, my house, and my family.  I love this dog and now I can enjoy her in ways I never thought possible.

Camellia Rinehart

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There is no one size fits all approach to dog training.  No method is truly better than another.  All have advantages and disadvantages and the key element is determining the proper approach to get you and your dog to the finish line.  

Every dog, owner, situation, issue and problem is different.  The correct solution may be a combination of food training, marker training, leash and training collar, pressure / release or remote collar training to work through, rehabilitate, train and teach new skills & abilities.  I promise to use the approach that works for you and your dog.  Normally it is a combination of approaches that yields the best outcome.  I do my best to balance the advantages of each style to help your dog learn how to behave in order to have the freedom and fun that both of you want.

The success or failure of any training program comes down to a few key areas.  


1.  The character, skill, and ability of the trainer.  

2.  The approach and method of training.  

3.  Consistency and problem-solving.  

4.  Quality of instruction you receive and follow up support


It is my responsibility to prove to you I can help you with YOUR dog and YOUR situation.

James Hamm, the Lonestar Dog Trainer
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James Hamm, the Lonestar Dog Trainer, can help you achieve the goals you have for your adult dog or puppy. Lonstar Dog Trainer offers the Texas Board and Train program to all of Texas including:


Dallas and Fort Worth including Arlington, Irving, Mesquite, Garland Carrolton, McKinney, Frisco, Denton, Grapevine Richardson, Plano, Lewisville, Flower Mound Waxahachie and Alvardo, Desoto, Burelson, Hillsboro and Univiersity Park.

Austin ( Round Rock, Georgetown, Leander, Marble Falls, Cedar Park, Fredricksburg, Canyon Lake, Pflugerville.

Houston including The Woodlands, Pasadena, Missouri City,  Texas City,  Katy, Friendswood, Surgarland, Magnolia, Conroe, Spring, and Galveston.

Central Texas (Waco, Killeen, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Fort Hood, Belton, Temple,  College Station.

San Antonio including San Marcos, New Braunfels and Selma.  

West Texas including  Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, Abilene, San Angelo

East Texas including Beaumont, Port Arthur, Palestine, Tyler, Nacogdoches, Kilgore, Mt Pleasant,

Call to ask questons, discuss program options or reserve your spot for the finest quality dog training and puppy training at (254) 449-6993.

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