Bringing home a new puppy is so exciting...but it can also be a bit overwhelming.

Have you enrolled in Expedition Puppy through our partner trainer?

If you answered yes to the above question, then you're in the right place.

Our Expedition Puppy program materials are designed specifically to be used in conjunction with programs provided by our affiliate partner, Karen Barlow's Dog Training ( These materials will be your "textbook" as you travel through those programs.

With Expedition Puppy, you'll get the most up-to-date puppy information formatted in easy-to-follow learning modules, homework activities that help you to integrate the information you're learning, and all materials are downloadable so you can keep the information forever! We break down topics into digestible lessons with printable handouts and resources designed to keep you on track. With over 30 learning modules, we cover a huge variety of topics including but not limited to: 

  • Potty Training
  • Mouthing & Biting
  • Proper Socialization and Exposure
  • Building Recall Skills
  • Preventing Resource Guarding Behaviors
  • Introducing Leash Skills
  • Introducing Positions
  • Fear Periods
  • 4 Paws on the Floor
  • and SO MUCH more

Once purchased, you have immediate access and can begin learning right away!

Choose the payment option that works best for you!

Welcome to The Speaking Dog Academy

Hey! I'm Jamie Shellington, professional dog trainer and behavior coach. I specialize in early puppy development as well as fear/anxiety/stress in dogs.

My passion is and has always been building solid relationships between humans and dogs. Listening to your needs, teaching you how to listen to your dog's needs, and strengthening that line of communication between the two of you is where it all begins. 

Welcome to The Speaking Dog - I'm so glad you're here.