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Meet the Trainer

"The most efficient and impactful dog training is produced by mirroring the way dogs interact and learn.

I have had the privilege of spending over 33 years learning from the best dog trainers in the industry in how to build trust, teach, and communicate effectively with dogs. 


Training dogs can be simple, and it can be complex. Your dog, like you and members of your family, are unique. Here is a little more information on my career in dog training! 

Learning From The Greats

Lonestar Dog Trainer's mentor, Martin Deeley


Martin Deeley, an internationally renowned gundog / pet dog trainer and author from England is a Founder and the Executive Director of the International Association of Canine Professionals. He was also the Head Coach of the United States Retriever Team.

Lonestar Dog Trainer James Hamm

James is a retired United States Army Command Sergeant Major who served 30 years on Active Duty. He worked around the world where he focused his efforts on communicating, planning and training to achieve success with Soldiers and Dogs. 

James directed K9 and kennel operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, training and supporting Military Working Dogs for the United States, Germany, Sweden, Croatia and Norway in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Martin Deeley
Lonestar Dog Training - International Association of Canine Professionals
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James' civilian canine training comes from the International School for Dog Trainers where he served and studied under Martin Deeley, an internationally renowned gundog and pet dog trainer from England who is the Co- Founder and  Executive Director of the International Association of Canine Professionals. 

James received the following certifications in dog training

Master Dog Training Instructor (MDTI / ISDT)

Professional Dog Training Instructor (PDTI / IACP)

Certified Dog Trainer-Advanced (CDT-A / IACP)

Certified Dog Trainer


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As the president of the International Association of Canine Professionals, James 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.  

Lonestar Dog Trainer and Garmin
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James is also a consultant to top manufacturers including Garmin Corporation for product development, field testing, and training videos.


As well as dog training, James currently trains dog trainers and owners through the International School for Dog Trainers to properly teach, coach and develop their dogs to reach their full potential.    

Lonestar Dog Trainer's mentor, Renne Lamoureux


Renee Lamoureux is the owner / head trainer of Follow Me Dog Training in Richmond Virginia. She is the former Head Trainer at the TMD E-Cademy in Wisconsin and is a brilliant trainer of trainers.  Renee specIalizes in all aspects of pet dog training.  

James Hamm's mentor, Robin MacFarlane


Robin McFarlane of That's My Dog in Dubuque, Iowa.  Robin is an expert in the K9 industry. Her work has taken her across North America and abroad teaching pet professionals, K9 handlers and pet owners. Her expertise regarding electronic training collars has helped thousands maximize their dogs performance, increase off leash reliability and decrease behavior problems ranging from aggression to OCD disorders. Robin is known for her eye in reading dogs, ability to explain and demonstrate techniques as well as her fair and patient instruction of both canine and human alike.

Lonestar Dog Trainer's mentor, Cyndy Douan


Cyndy Douan, of Kingston Kennels and the Georgia Dog Gym in Rome, Georgia.  Cyndy has earned more than 95 titles since 2002 in AKC, USDAA, ASCA, CKC, TDAA, and NADAC Dog Agility Competition, Herding Trials, Dock Diving, Flyball, and Obedience Competition. In addition to an interest in agility, Cyndy has trained dogs for Tricks, Freestyle Dance (or Dancing with your dog), Frisbee Disc, Flyball,  Pet Therapy, Service Dog Work, Dock Diving, and Herding.  She is a Co Founder of the IACP and was inducted into the IACP Hall of Fame (  Cyndy is an icon for trainers around the country and and amazing trainer of trainers.  

Lonestar Dog Trainer's mentor, Greg Oyer


Greg Oyer: Thomasville, Georgia.  Greg has lived and breathed dogs all his life and has a natural ability and intuitive approach that few ever attain. Whether a hunting or household companion Greg brings out the best in dogs through his fair understanding approach and leadership that has dogs eating literally out of his hands.  Greg has trained dogs for the country's political and business personalities as well as leading Georgian dignitaries and reservation owners. He is the man dog professionals come to for advice because of his ability to solve dog problems.  A consultant to the dog industry for many years, he has been a leading force in today’s dog training techniques. Greg balances his dog skills with the ability to train owners. Clients praise his patience and ability to show them the ways of working with their dogs to develop the companion they were looking for. Whether a Hunting or Companion dog, Greg Oyer brings out their best.

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