The Holistic Dog Book

The Holistic Dog: Inside The Canine Mind, Body, Spirit and Space (Skyhorse Publishing) offers a deeper understanding of how dogs occupy our spaces, lives, and hearts by exploring a dog's world holistically through their mind, body, spirit, and space.

Inspiring, funny, informative and touching dog stories accompany stunning photographs of these lovable canines in their spaces. By delving into dogs’ worlds holistically through their mind, body, spirit, and space, The Holistic Dog delivers a thorough understanding of our canine friends. The mind portion covers their reasoning, habits and personalities. The body addresses their breed, wellness and physical characteristics. Spirit represents the dogs’ disposition, intuitive connection and the many ways they enhance the home atmosphere. Space captures the dogs’ connection to the beauty of their unique environments they call home.

Lifestyle expert and author, Laura Benko interviews various canine experts such as holistic veterinarians, behaviorists, trainers and masseurs. Readers gain helpful tips and insights into holistic pet care and learn how to implement them with their own dogs. In stunning photographs, the dogs – pug to greyhound, purebred to winning mix – jump off the pages of The Holistic Dog and into our laps. These dogs warm our hearts with their charming stories and mugs, invite us into their homes and introduce us to the growing trajectory of holistic pet care.


Photography by Susan Fisher Plotner who is an accomplished photographer specializing in architecture, interiors, and design worldwide. She trained in architectural photography at the London College of Printing and is a regular contributor to The New York Times. Susan’s work appears throughout Laura Benko’s first book, The Holistic Home. She resides in Larchmont, New York.