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