With Open Arms
and a Level Head

How to bring a Puppy into your life

From transporting your puppy home through crate and house training, this course will give you a solid plan for bringing a new puppy into your life!

  • 8 hours 30 mins

    Video Duration

  • Jane Messineo Lindquist


  • Full lifetime access

  • 52

    Video Lessons

  • Including 7 excerpts from Puppy Culture

  • Certificate of completion

Purchase Options

$99.00 USD

$99.00 USD

The course will be added to your account and you will be able to email an access link to the intended recipient.

$99.00 USD

If you’re a breeder looking to share this course with puppy owners, you can save at least 30% when you order 4 or more at once.

The courses will be added to your account and you will be able to email access links to the intended recipients.

* If you wish to purchase access for yourself plus 3 or more vouchers, add these items to your cart separately, and 30% discount will be applied in your cart.

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Course Description

You’re excited about getting a puppy, and we’re excited to be part of welcoming your new baby into your life!

You might be feeling a touch of jitters along with your excitement, but we’re here to tell you that everything’s going to be OK. We’ve raised scores of puppies and it’s fun, easy, and sometimes even inspiring. All you need is a little more knowledge along with a solid plan, and that’s what exactly what you’ll take away from this course.

In this course, you’ll follow along at home as Jane and her crack team of demo puppies lay out a complete puppy plan for you! 

What you’ll learn

  • Transporting your puppy home

  • Socialization and essential training

  • Establishing good routines and training priorities

  • Self-regulation - how to teach it and why it’s the solution to all of your “problems” with your puppy

  • BITING! Why they do it, how to stop it

  • Puppy Culture’s house and crate training system

Course Syllabus

22 Units     52 Lessons     8hrs 30m total


Join the Discussion Group


Class Documents


Why You Need This Course


Priorities in the First Two Weeks with Your Puppy


Exercise 1: Learning to Read How Your Puppy Feels About People


Exercise 2: Learning to Read How Your Puppy Feels About Novelty


Exercise 3: Learning to Read How Your Puppy Feels About Possessions


Exercise 4: Learning to Read How Your Puppy Feels About Confinement and His Crate


Exercise 5: Learning if Your Puppy Has the Key Skills He Needs


Motivating Your Puppy


Transporting Your Puppy Home and Your First Few Nights Together


Class One: Student Documents and Reading


Puppy Culture Excerpts and Resource Videos


Structuring Your Puppy's Day


Class Two: Student Documents and Reading


Homework Review


Control Yourself! Teaching Self-Regulation and What to Do About Puppy Biting


Class Three: Student Documents and Reading


Homework Review


The Puppy Culture House and Crate Training System


Class Four: Student Documents and Reading


Homework Review


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 63 reviews
Sarah Jacobs
Want to learn how to talk to your dog?

Take this course. It will upend everything you have ever been taught and thought was the “right way” to train a dog. This method of training is so good - I bet it would work on children through age 11. Thank you Jane for making this easy.

Mary Beyne
1st time dog owner

The course was so helpful for my husband and i. We learned so much that we can apply daily. Jane presents things clearly and interestingly. We definitely recommend this course.

Trust in Jane! You need this course.

We would have been woefully unprepared to bring our puppy into our lives if it wasn't for this course. I am so grateful to Jane for her thorough progrma, facebook support group and all of the work that went into making this easy to digest. I felt EMOTIONALLY prepared to bring a puppy home bc of Jane's compassionate candor and expectation-setting. And tactically we knew what to do and when to do it. I will be recommending this course to every potential puppy owner we encounter!!!! Thank you Jane - and also thank you to your husband for the amazing video work - loved seeing the clips of students integrated into the course too. I'm sure that took a lot of editing work - it was SO appreciated. Thank you thank you !

Tammy Lagasse
Considering the Puppy!

I can't imagine bringing home a puppy without this course! Many of the problems that are typical of new puppy ownership were easily solved by using this material for preparation. It's a work in progress but I can't imagine the disaster of not preparing!

William Orban
Mind Blowing

Taking this course was our breeder's requirement, and I am SO grateful. 60% through the course, and I double up on most videos because there is so much relevant content that NOONE heretofor ever successfully got into my head. Brilliant technique taking abstract topics (i.e. behavior) and breaking them down into bite size pieces using lingo that is not jargon heavy and not patronizing either. The compassionate and loving approach to dog training fits us and in the context of the program makes so much sense. We pick up our puppy in 6 weeks and for the first time, we are looking to the next steps with confidence instead of hope. That is an amazing feeling. Thank you!!

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