I recently got a very energetic German Shepherd-Husky mix puppy, and was looking to learn new training methods that would work with his energy level and temperment. I like to avoid using violence or fear in training, so this book seemed appropriate for my style. The book itself is only for obedience training, however the copy I have includes a forward with a good outline on how to house train a puppy or older dog as well. The authors encourages bonding, firm correction and generous praise, and the proper and gentle use of a training collar to help build trust and obedience.
It includes information on figuring out your dogs temperment and how to approach training in a way that fits it very well, and covers many basic elements of training and commands. It has many photo diagrams for techniques that are discussed, and easy to follow explanations. It also uses case studies with many different breeds and temperments, so you're sure to find one that fits your dog.
Overall I am very happy with this book. I have begun using some of the techniques with my puppy, and only in a few short days he's already improving his behavior. If you are looking for a way to train your dog so that he feels like a loved member of the family, this is definitely for you.