It sounds...likes a complicated system Sara! But I will keep it in mind for the future, if I wind up with another dog with similar issues I would certainly try it. (although it would be nice to get a non-reactive, non-DA dog...but I'm not holding my breath! ) When I used the prong...Veronica didn't even notice she had it on and lunged at dogs anyway. A mild correction was like a fly buzzing around her head; and I didn't want to give her a harsh correction...so when I needed something for more control, the sense-ation harness worked wonders. I used it pretty consistently for a couple of years. Thank goodness Veronica's is now able to be managed with just the 1 3/4 flat buckle collar (because...I think it's more stylish !!!). Although that is a pretty hot little number you have Oliver in as well!!!