Over thirty years and 125,000 miles behind a sled later, when John Stetson talks about training dogs, he comes back, over and over again, to trust. How it can enable a person to control 14 fast-moving dogs with only a brake and their voice. And how easy it is to lose.
There are no prima donnas on John Stetson’s dog teams. That goes for the dogs and the human mushers he trains.