→Man's Best Friend
Note that traveling with Barbas can be avoided by postponing his request during the second set of dialogue responses; select "You were looking for me?" followed by "I've got things to do". This will make Barbas travel to Haemar's Shame alone. You can then fast travel to Helgen or in the proximity of Haemar's Shame. If you choose this option, see [[#Haemar's Shame|this section]].
Alternatively you can just wait 1 hour. Barbas should automatically be at Haemar's Shrine and you won't have to follow him there.
===A Long Journey===