Online Classes: Learn Dog Training, Photography, Blog Design, Social Media + More

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New Year, New YOU! Learn a new skill or hobby. Start a blog or small business based on whatever you are passionate about.  It’s a new year and the perfect time to start learning something new. Online classes make it easy and flexible to get started. If you’ve been wanting to start a blog, learn a new hobby or teach your dog some new tricks, now is your chance!

Right now, Living Social has a whole slew of great online classes in everything from positive reward-based dog training to wedding planning and more. These classes let you explore a new interest or develop skills to take your hobby, career or small business to the next level.

Already discounted, if you hurry you can get an extra 20% OFF any online classes on this page with Living Social Promo Code LEARNMORE (Extra savings ends 1/9/17 at 11:59pm PT).

Some online classes we think you and your family will enjoy include:

  • Digital Photography
  • Social Media
  • Dog Behavior and Training
  • Essential Cat and Kitten Care
  • PhotoShop
  • Wedding Planning
  • Yoga
  • Learn Web Design + 3 Months of Hosting
  • Fashion Blogging
  • Digital Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Language Learning
  • Home Decor and DIY
  • Blogging and Content Marketing
  • See ALL online classes


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Book Giveaway: WIN a Copy of Vet Set Go! for Animal-Loving Teens and Tweens (10 Winners)

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VetSetGo Book Giveaway

Earlier this week, we told you all about a super cool website and online community for young people interested in a career in veterinary medicine. It’s called Vet Set Go and you can read all about it HERE.

In addition to fun free games, videos, a Vet Camp finder and more resources for animal loving kiddos, they’ve also got a book. It’s called Vet Set Go! A Quick Start Guide to Becoming a Veterinarian. It’s the ONLY book available that shows young people how get animal experience, volunteer, learn animal science, meet veterinarians, and connect with other aspiring veterinarians. Each chapter presents activities you can try, shares one or two “case studies” or examples, and finishes by giving step-by-step action plans and check-lists to help teens and tweens work toward their dream job.

It’s a Moms Choice Award Winner and you can preview the book here to get a look inside and see what it’s all about.

WIN a copy of Vet Set Go! for your animal-loving kid or grandkid!

Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below to claim your entries. All entries are optional, so only choose the ones you want to complete. Giveaway is open to US residents age 18+ and is void where prohibited. Ends 11:59pm ET on 3/14/16. 10 lucky winners will be randomly selected from all valid entries. Good luck everybody!

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Help Your Pet-Loving Tween or Teen Explore a Veterinary Career with Vet Set Go!

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vet learning pics

Do you have a child or grandchild who wants to be a veterinarian? If so, you’ll want to make sure they know about Vet Set Go. It’s the first and only online community dedicated to helping aspiring veterinarians explore their passion. It’s free to join, and your tween or teen will get access to all kinds of resources, including videos, games, articles and more. I’ve spent the last week or so exploring the site and am SO impressed with everything. Here are some of the highlights from my tour:

Vet Learning Games

Super fun and interactive learning games to help future veterinarians explore everything from dog breeds to animal anatomy. Don’t let the cute illustrations fool you…these games are challenging! I scored 7 out of 10 on my first anatomy quiz and learned quite a bit. And I’ve become somewhat obsessed with the blood works game…super cool sound effects, too!

 

The Meet the Vet video series features all sorts of interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of different types of veterinarians and the work they do. This is a great way for interested kiddos to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Zoo Veterinarian, a Shelter Vet, a Veterinary Oncologist, Sea Turtle Specialist and more. Who knew there were so many interesting and exciting career options for animal lovers!?!

Vet Camp for Kids

One of my favorite features of Vet Set Go is their large database of activities including Vet Camps, Zoo Camps, Hospital and Vet Office Tours, Volunteer opportunities and more. You can search by type of activity and location. I was pleased to learn about several opportunities in our area including Zoo Miami’s Conservation Teen Scientist program for high school students seeking to learn more about environmental conservation, wildlife biology, zoo operations, and public engagement.

Vet Set Go Book

The Moms Choice Award winning Vet Set Go! Book is written for 9-14 year olds interested in becoming a veterinarian. Includes tips and advice on how get animal experience, volunteer, learn animal science, meet veterinarians, and connect with other aspiring veterinarians. Full of color photographs and graphics on every page offering checklists, case studies and action plans to help your kid turn their dream of becoming a vet into a reality.

To preview the book, explore the free online community resources and connect with other aspiring veterinarians, visit vetsetgo.com. Also be sure to follow with the Vet Set Go Facebook page and Instagram for news, updates and photos.

Craftsy Online Craft Lessons for Pet Lovers On Sale from $14.99

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pet craft lessons

Whether you are a beginner at knitting or a pro baker looking for some cool new craft ideas, be sure to check out the BIG sale over at Craftsy.com today. All online craft and hobby lessons are up to $20 OFF with classes ranging from $14.99 to $29.99. Don’t wait because this sale ends tonight!

In addition to some really fun pet-themed craft projects, you can also learn how to:

  • Build a Raised-Bed Garden
  • Knit an Easy Infinity Scarf
  • Do Product Photography at Home
  • Cook with Cast Iron
  • Make Jewelry
  • Use PhotoShop
  • See all classes on sale

Craftsy also offers free pattern pages for Embroidery, Knitting, Sewing, and Quilting, and free cake decorating recipes? There are even some FREE dog sweater patterns…Check it out!

Free Patterns and Recipes at Crafsty

I’ve taken the Craftsy Knitting class online, and found it to be fun and really easy to follow. I did it completely on my iPad but you can use another device, computer or laptop instead if you prefer.  And once you buy a class, it’s yours to keep and retake as often as you like. Craftsy also offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so there’s nothing to lose if you don’t like a class after you signup for it! Just visit Craftsy.com to browse Sale Courses, free lessons and more.

Online Sewing Class

FREE Android App: WildLife America Animal Rescue ($3.99 reg)

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wildlife rescue

Animal lovers, hurry on over to Amazon for today’s FREE Android App of the Day! It’s WildLife America — setup and run your own wild animal rescue center. A super fun and educational simulation game rated for all ages.

Look after wild animals and nurse them back to health: in WildLife America you can care for animals from the North American wilderness, cure their illnesses and tend their injuries so that they can move to new sanctuary or be released back into the wild!

rescue center

The wild animals are on the loose! In WildLife America you can now look after the many endangered species from the forests in the tundra of Canada and Alaska. The rangers desperately need some skilled helpers for their team as more and more animals arrive at the reserve needing your help! Treat injured wolves, diagnose the bears’ illnesses and nurse them back to health.

animal rescue

With WildLife America you can now also customize the enclosures of your animals! Whether it’s a pen for the raccoons or trees for the exuberant squirrels to frolic around in – let your imagination run wild! To make sure your animals feel at home during their stay and have an appropriate habitat, you can set up their enclosures to be as close to nature as possible.

So what are you waiting for? Head of to the wildlife park, help the rangers and nurse your wild patients back to health!