Education Program Area Overview

Education Program Area Overview2022-01-27T08:09:15-06:00

Education Program Area Purpose

The purpose of the Education program area is to educate members and the general public about responsible pet guardianship. The area is led by Linda Lewiston, DVM, MS, KPA-CTP. Linda brings experience as a veterinarian along with dog training credentials to this position.

Educational Articles

Below our articles provide a wealth of information on canine topics including training, shedding and health issues such as hip dysplasia, seizures and cancer.

Lyme disease

By |April 5, 2024|

Lyme disease is caused by an organism called Borrelia burgdorferi. This organism is well known to cause serious disease in [...]

Obesity in Dogs

By |March 25, 2024|

Obesity is a huge problem among companion animals, especially golden retrievers. Excessive weight gain has become the most common preventable [...]

Addtional Resources

Linda provided content for a video that highlighted key training issues for new foster families. This was shared with new foster families to help them avoid common medical and behavioral issues. The video can be found on our members page. If you need the password, please contact our Membership Coordinator, at

Linda is willing to consult AGaG members on health, behavior and training topics. Please contact Linda by email at Briefly describe the issue you’d like help with and indicate dates and times you are available to discuss the issue. Linda will contact you to arrange a telephone discussion.

“Dogs need a job – things to do with you! It can be swimming, walking, helping out at Meet & Greets, playing with their neighbor dog, etc. An activity level is essential to their health!”