The Joy of Singletons

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

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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 8 reviews
Joanne Hughes
Enlightening and very reassuring!

Not only is this course filled with knowledge and experience but it goes a long way towards building confidence and dispelling fears over raising a singleton. I now feel armed with information to give my singleton the best possible start in life.

Tim Carey, Shadowhills Border Terriers
Fabulous course! Loads of good info in here!

I just had my second singleton out of 23 litters. The previous one was a few years ago. The first thing I did after things calmed down in the whelping box was to sign up for this course. It was money very well spent! Not only has great info about how singletons develop, how to manage mom’s milk production ( which we did have problems with) and so much more on a weekly “how to” basis, but it also will make you feel more confident about the outcome of your little solo puppy. Once again Puppy Culture and Madcap Univ have come through with a great course. If you are blessed with a singleton, and as Jane says, they are very special and rewarding, you owe it to your pup and yourself to take this course. Thank you, PC!

Jennifer Koplin

This course was so very informative. DO NOT SKIP THE NUTRITION and FERMENTED FOODS MODULES TOWARD THE END! That was very good information. The only thing on my wish list would have more information and footage of what to do with pups prior to 3-4 weeks.

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!

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