Growing Up Social

Puppy Socials are for Puppies that are 8-20 Weeks of Age.

Cost: $15 per social or buy a bundle of 2 and get 1 FREE!!!

We are excited to announce that our Growing Up Social Puppy socials are back with a twist! Puppy Socials are now drop off. This means puppies will be dropped with our trainers while we stream the event for owners to view. This allows us to safely do our socials still since social distancing within the space is difficult to do as the number of people increases. Please see below for Drop off puppy social guidelines. 

Our Growing Up Social Puppy Socials are for puppies that are 8 -20 weeks of age. We now have two age groups, 8-14 week and 15-20 weeks.  We will go over handling exercises, proper play, confidence building, normal puppy problems like chewing, potty training, and nipping, and work on making the vet a happy place for your puppy. We even sometimes get visits from cats and even pigs to help with socialization 🙂

Each Puppy Social has an education time and a puppy play time so you and your puppy can get the most out of it. Puppies must be dog and people friendly, current on age appropriate vaccinations, and have a negative fecal test/dewormed by vet to participate. Please bring proof from your vet of vaccinations and negative fecal/dewormed by vet. For safety and health reasons puppies will not be allowed to participate without proof from a vet.

All puppies must be leashed until off leash play time. No Flexi leashes please. Puppy socials are held at Progress Park Vet in Peru, IL. Registration is required. Please call Progress Park Vet at 815-224-2858 to enroll. 


Drop Off Puppy Social Guidelines:

  • Drop off begins 5 minutes prior to the start of the social. Please be on time as a trainer may not be available to handle a late drop off. 
  • Trainers will be wearing masks at all times, will utilize leash swap, and will use hand sanitizer for safety
  • We ask owners to stay at Progress Park during the social. The social will be available for you to stream live, you will even be able to ask questions, and we will try to do an outdoor activity with owners at the end of each social.
  • Each Social is 20 minutes long. Please be ready to pick up your puppy on time as our trainers also need to sanitize and get ready for the next social.  
  • We do ask that owners wear a face mask during drop off/pick up and practice social distancing.
  • Puppies must be on a proper fitting flat collar/harness and be on leash. No Flexi leashes please. 
  • Educational material will still be available for owners  



Register Your Puppy!

To register please call Progress Park Vet at 815-224-2858.

Up coming social dates are posted on our class schedule page.

Cost: $15 per social or buy a bundle of 2 and get 1 FREE!!!


Ottawa, IL


phone: 262-909-4512


Monday-Friday 10am-8pm
Saturday 10am-2pm
Sunday Closed


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