Education Program Area Overview

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

Linda published a variety of articles that can be found under the Education tab of the As Good as Gold website;

In addition to Linda’s articles, the Education tab provides a wealth of information on canine topics including training, shedding and health issues such as hip dysplasia, seizures and cancer.

Foster Video

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

Direct Help to Members

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.

Linda reminds us

“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!”