How to adjust to raising a single puppy litter

A breeders course covering from birth through 12 weeks old. You’ll learn all the extras and adjustments you need to raise your singleton to be an awesome dog!

  • 7 hours 20 mins

    Video Duration

  • Jane Messineo Lindquist


  • Full lifetime access

  • 45

    Video Lessons

  • Magda Chiarella

    Guest Speaker

  • Certificate of completion

$99.00 USD

Course Description

Who’s afraid of the big, bad, singleton? Not us!

Singletons are just as likely as any other puppy to grow to well-adjusted adults, but you do have to do things differently than you would with a multi-puppy litter. 

This course is for breeders and covers from birth through 12 weeks old. You’ll learn all the extras and adjustments you need to raise your singleton to be an awesome dog!

What you’ll learn

  • Key Stimulation Exercises for Singletons

  • Helping C-Section Mothers learn mothering skills

  • Milk Production and the Singleton Litter

  • Protocol and Weaning Pen Modifications for Singletons

  • Special Considerations Regarding Emotional Development of Singletons

  • Practical advice for Setting up Socialization Experiences for Singletons

  • Important Nutritional Concerns for Singletons

Course Syllabus

12 Units     45 Lessons     7hrs 20m total


"Master" Resources


Considerations for the Singletons in the Neonatal and Transitional Periods

(Birth to Approximately Three Weeks Old)


Week One of the Socialization Period for Singletons

(Approximately 3-4 Weeks Old)


Week Two of the Socialization Period for Singletons

(Approximately 4-5 Weeks Old)


Week Three of the Socialization Period for Singletons

(Approximately 5-6 Weeks Old)


Week Four of the Socialization Period for Singletons

(Approximately 6-7 Weeks Old)


Week Five of the Socialization Period for Singletons

(Approximately 7-8 Weeks Old)


"Socialization" of the Gut Biome


Week Six of the Socialization Period for Singletons

(Approximately 8-9 Weeks Old)


Week Seven of the Socialization Period for Singletons 

(Approximately 9-10 Weeks Old)


Fermenting Foods for Dogs and Closing


Certificate of Completion

Course Lecturer

Jane Messineo Lindquist

Creator of Puppy Culture, author of When Pigs Fly, and breeder of Madcap Bull Terriers


Jane Messineo Lindquist (Killion) is the director of “Puppy Culture the Powerful First Twelve Weeks That Can Shape Your Puppies’ Future” as well as the author of “When Pigs Fly: Training Success With Impossible Dogs” and founder of Madcap University.

Jane has had Bull Terriers since 1982 and she and her husband, Mark Lindquist, breed Bull Terriers under the Madcap kennel name.

Her interests include dog shows, dog agility, gardening, and any cocktail that involves an infused simple syrup.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Lara Mahr
The best resource for raising a singleton!

This course helped me raise a healthy, well-adjusted singleton puppy. I followed the advice of this course carefully from the day my singleton puppy was born. My puppy is now 12 weeks old and is doing great. I am glad I took this course. It was worth every penny. I feel good knowing my puppy got the best start in life possible.

Great Information

I truly enjoyed this course. My situation is a bit different. We were not expecting a singleton. My singleton spent her first 7 days as one of 9. While some of the content did not apply to our situation (C-Section, milk issues) much of the program addresses issues I have faced (constipation for example) and will face (socialization considerations) and all content is extremely informative.
I enjoyed the presentation as exchanges between and with Jane and Magda. The wealth of knowledge here is invaluable. I especially enjoyed the segments in fermentation and gut colonization. While I have been hesitant to wean to raw in the past, I feel with a singleton, the opportunity is presenting itself and I am looking forward to seeing how we do!

Le'o Washburn
Great info. A bit too expensive.

I enjoyed this series of videos very much. I felt it helped me with a bit of new information. Some information that was worth considering even though I might not agree 100%. Love the links to studies.
I do think it's a bit cost-prohibitive. Especially given the fact that most folks with singletons are facing greater financial challenges than a breeder who hopes they can pay off the credit card when they sell puppies. Most often the singleton will be a c-section and that on top of all the other prenatal care, stud fees, shipping of semen, etc. the breeder is looking at being in the hole $1000s.
I don't think one needs to give it away but it's more expensive than the basic PC.

What is really valuable in these is the emphasis on relaxing one's expectations. A lot of people look at the PC film and workbook as pure dogma and not a creative tool.
I love how this helped me to further evolve my mindset. Thank you so much!
That's my 2 cents.

Julie Shea Price
Thank you

This has helped us embrace the singleton with a whole new perspective.

Mary Bylone
Exactly what I needed

Newfoundland breeder here...first singleton ever. So many people told me how lucky I was to only have one pup to care for....obviously they never had a singleton. Thank goodness I came upon this course!!!! It was a game changer. So detailed, so professional, so personal and practical. Over 7 hours filled with valuable information. I have watched it a second time already! You do have some time in between feedings to get some good education that you don't have with a large litter. :). I am a Puppy Culture devotee....but this goes beyond the original course. So well done! Thank you!

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