The Dog Whisperer is made of found objects, designed to hang on the wall, like a sconce. Its base also is made of found wood pieces.
I put the sled together with the idea of an Iditarod trail sled dog race. I like the idea of going out into the great unknown, and making way to a distant destination with nothing but your wits, a team and supplies for your journey. It is kind of mystical and dangerous.
With nothing but his words and his intention, the man is able to indicate to the dogs where he would like to go. He whistles and claps his hands, and they intuit his purpose.
That surely takes navigation to a place of great faith.