hmm just saw this thread and dont have a clue what a prong collar is, but check chains just suck, used it with my older dog and did nothing but choke him when he pulled on it. i ended up just training him with repitition, mind you he's not full on trained. when we got him, me being 12 yrs old was not allowed to take him to dog obedience training. My parents were a little too busy for that. Anyways, i just trained him what i could at home and he turned out to be a great dog. Our new puppies however i'm training with treats and its working wonderfully. Taught Tedd to sit in 2 days!!