Build a better dog with James Hamm, the Lone Star Dog Trainer. In these videos, James will walk you through the basics of e-collar use, how to prepare for success, and how to teach your dog basic obedience using a gentle and proven method.

James Hamm is the owner of the Lone Star Dog Trainer, a professional training facility located in Killeen, Texas. Over his career, James has trained thousands of dogs to be better canine companions, sporting dogs, agility dogs, disc dogs, and military K9 units.

He is a retired Army Command Sergeant Major who served for 30 years on active duty. He served tours of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Bosnia, Colombia, Panama, Italy and Germany. For a quarter century, he focused his efforts on communicating, planning and training to achieve success with soldiers, civilians and dogs. He directed K9 and kennel operations in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2007 to 2011 and worked with, trained, and supported military working dogs for the United States, Germany, Sweden, Croatia and Norway


He currently serves as the president of the International Association of Canine Professionals, a great resource if you want to learn more about dog training or find a professional to help you in training your dog.

James proudly uses Garmin training collars and recommends them to his clients.

Training with an e-Collar

Preparing for Success with Garmin, Part 1

Fitting an e-Collar and Finding Your Dog’s Level

“Follow Me” and Collar Conditioning, Part 1

“Follow Me” and Collar Conditioning, Part 2

“Place,” Part 1

“Place,” Part 2

“Here” or “Come,” Part 1

“Here” or “Come,” Part 2

“Sit,” Part 1

“Sit,” Part 2

“Down,” Part 1

“Leave it,” Part 1

“Leave it,” Part 2