hi all in an effort to educate myself, i would like to pose a question to the trainers here that do not use the prong collar. i am being sincere and genuine when i say that i truly would love to hear your advice. whenever i am training a dog that pulls excessivley on walks, i have found that a prong collar usually fixes the problem in about 56.4 seconds. i joke. but it does work fast. for those that do not use prongs, how do you teach a dog not to pull and heel properly when they get excited and want to pull and "go play" somewhere else or run to greet an oncoming stranger?