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Harmony Acres Farms Testimonials

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   " We love our puppy from Harmony Acres Farms. I have shared the website with multiple friends already. The puppy is so calm and gentle, he is honestly the perfect puppy for my small children. He came home in excellent health (very plump so you can tell he's always been fed well), no fleas or worms etc. I would recommend one of these dogs to anyone who wants a Great Pyrenees" ~ Jennifer Mutchler-Babu   ***** 5 Stars From: Justin6 Koeck "Had an absolutely wonderful experience with the Harmony Acres family! We took home 2 puppies and they are absolute angels - they were well loved, healthy and happy - and that translated to their well being in their new home! Highly recommend!! A lovely family that passes on their love and pride in their puppies, which makes them priceless additions to their new homes!!" ~Bruce & Amanda Hopkins   "We have been extremely happy with our puppy from Harmony Acres!! The family is so wonderful, so dedicated to providing th

Why not Vaccinate

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Why not vaccinate? June 27, 2018      For those who wish to vaccinate less and decrease the risk of  vaccine related diseases, it’s important to understand what vaccines are  available for your dog and the risks and benefits of each.  What  follows is a brief outline of the most common vaccines your vet will  advocate and the associated risks and benefits of each one. Hopefully this list will help you decide which vaccines your dog should receive,  if any, and which ones you should decline. Distemper The Disease Distemper is a rare but serious viral disease that dogs are still  considered at risk from in many developed countries. It affects all  aspects of a dog’s health eventually attacking the central nervous  system causing spasm, seizures and paralysis. The wide variety of  symptoms found under this disease classification is said to be due to  the distemper virus’ lowering of the overall immune system which in turn  allows for secondary opportunistic infections that produce the div

Why Dogs Eat Poop

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  Take a look at this great video on the subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B59gLIaenZc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3pB-xZGM1U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QBFpyNtuQU

What you should know

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  1. Great Pyrenees bark. Often. Usually around 6 months of age, a Great Pyrenees will find their voice and begin it's job of  guarding and protecting. Unlike most guard dogs, they are not “attack”  dogs. Great Pyrenees will very rarely attack and typically only as a  last resort. They prefer to scare off predators by intimidation through  barking and their extra large size. Because Pyrenees have very sensitive  hearing, they are able to detect the faintest sounds from miles away. A Great Pyrenees will let you know it has heard something and bark until  they feel the threat is gone. A Pyrenees guarding instinct does not  lessen when the sun goes down. In fact, it increases. The Great Pyrenees  is nocturnal by nature in order to safeguard his flock during  vulnerable hours. Patience and a proper nighttime routine are critical  to overcoming this in house dogs. 2. Obedience is not a priority.   As a  livestock guardian, a Great Pyrenees had to learn to work independently  from humans

What we heard about worms

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  …….And what we’ve gathered that you can do about them. 📷 Here at Harmony Acres we do our very  best to make sure that the dogs we are using to breed are healthy and  that the puppies in our care are well taken care of during the days we  have to foster them. That being said, not only do we feed  them a non-gmo organic food, (Diamond Naturals) but we also make sure that as soon as they are old  enough that they are put on a system of weekly de-worming.  Also we do  not give them any shots, (explained in another post called Why Not Vaccinate? ) leaving that up to the owner’s discretion. Having been in this business since  2015 we have had quite a few puppies go out of here, and have received a  lot of positive feedback. (For which we are very grateful.) We are in  this business because we love what we do and God has truly blessed us in  all our ventures.  The reason for this post is to address the concerns  and feedback we have received. Here are some of the topic’s of our  feedback;

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Ten things you should know!!!

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  1. We usually let our pups go around 7 & a half weeks old. 2. Please visit the farm to see the breeding pairs we have here. 3. We encourage a visit to the farm to see the puppies, we would like to get to know you first. 4. We love to hear from you and love to answer questions. We have many for you. 5. We love Great Pyrenees and only breed them. 6. We use a  homeopathic veterinarian. 7. We will not over breed our dogs, so, Thank you for being so patient, we have a limited supply of puppies each year.  Please consider getting on the waiting list for the next litter. 8. If you are not happy, we are willing to help, support, test or return the puppy. 9. Hotline for Questions, Call us anytime and if we don't pick up we will get back to you ASAP! 10. We love Visits to the farm so come anytime (By Appointment) and see our Dogs!

Puppy Training

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 Before you bring a new dog into your home, consider how the pup’s  personality will mesh with your own — and with those who share your  household. The three temperament types you’ll find among dogs are are     Active: Pups with an active temperament are smart and  interactive, which means a lot of work but also a lot of fun. Spirited  and intelligent, active pups are well appreciated by those owners who  have the time and determination needed to train them.     Neutral: Neutral puppies are relaxed and undemanding — sort of the regular guys of the dog world.     Passive: Passive and shy puppies appreciate love and support but  are fearful of change, so they do best in consistent environments. If possible, temperament-test each of your prospective puppies to  assess his or her personality and how each will mesh with your  lifestyle. Ask the breeder whether a quiet area is available to handle  puppies individually, or use an isolated corner of their resting area  and do each of the follo

Seizures In Pets

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This is strictly an informational post. None of us are certified vets, we are just learning piece by piece whatever God sends our way, in regards to the puppy and dog business. Over the Christmas season God saw fit to give us a very interesting experience. As a result of this experience we have learned that worms in the puppies little bodies is something to take very seriously and to stay on top of not only de-worming the mother dog, but also the puppies at a safe age. The resulting consequences of not doing so, can come in many forms, but one is severe anemia caused by way too many worms, transferred through the mother dog's connection to the puppies.  If the mother is not properly de-wormed BEFORE having puppies, and she has worms, she will give an overload of them to the puppies. Personally in the future, we all plan to stay on top of this. Previously we were using what is called Molly's Herbals, a herbal form of de-worming, but as the worms seem to be able to adapt to the d

Customer Feedback

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"Hello!          Layla is doing great! She is adjusting very well to our family and we are loving her! The boys have been doing great with her. Luke especially likes to play with her, when she wants to chase or play tug of war. Henry is enjoying teaching her to sit and giving her treats. She's doing well with crate training and potty training! Erin   This is Leia (aka STAR) she loves her family especially her kids!!  She is so sweet and laid back! She has kept her freckles although they  have lightened quite a bit! She doesn’t know she’s almost 100lbs and  tries to fit anywhere or on anyone! We can’t wait to celebrate her 1st  birthday on July 4th!!! We couldn’t imagine our life without her!!!" (7/4/2018 Litter)   "Hunter and Freya are the best pups. They spend their day exploring outside and meeting their chicken friends. They come in at night and get extra cuddles and rubs before we put them to bed. They are eating and growing and make my working from home diffi

My Fur-Ever Home

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 This is just one of the emails we got from one of the happy owners of there fur-ever friend.   "HAF He has been truly amazing. Did ride home very  well and didn’t cry which surprised me. He did stomach sick a number of  times which made us very nervous but know that happens sometimes on  first day away from litter and is normal. He slept real well which  really surprised us since previous puppies carried on for a night or  two. His vet visit went well this am and he was very brave. He has not  had an accident in the house since he arrived...he has left his Mark in  the yard though which we are very happy about. He is listening very well  and my wife has him sitting on command which is amazing. We have  noticed that he is very treat motivated which should make training  easier. Hope you are all well John"

I think my Puppy ate Poison!

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   D-Con's active ingredient is brodifacoum. This is a super form of warfarin, and will cause death by hemorrhage. There are no observable signs of warfarin poisoning until the dog begins to pass blood in the stool or urine, bleeds from the nose or develops hemorrhages beneath the gums and skin. 1. If you suspect that the dog swallowed the poison less than two  hours ago you should make it sick. Hydrogen peroxide will do the trick,  so might salt water or mustard dissolved in water. Three percent  hydrogen peroxide (not hair coloring strength peroxide) is quite  effective in making dogs and cats vomit. You must be sure to use three percent peroxide. Despite the label indicating that hydrogen peroxide is toxic,  it is safe to give to dogs for this purpose. It is considered toxic  since it induces vomiting and therefore does not stay in the body. The  appropriate dose of hydrogen peroxide is one teaspoon per 10 pounds of  body weight given orally. 2. The vitamin K is given in high le

Hopefully Everything You Need To Know

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  Congratulations!  You have just bought a beautiful Great Pyrenees. You’re excited and  maybe a little scared. That’s okay! Here are a few things to get you  started and help understand your dog better. It is best to know these  things before hand, so that if your dog does something you weren’t  counting on it doing, you will be able to recognize and correct the  problem.  As we like to say; there are no bad dogs, just undisciplined dog  owners.  If you treat your Great Pyrenees in a consistent manner and  give it security within the pecking order of the pack (your family),   your dog will become well behaved and be a joy in a short period of  time.  About the Breed:  Great Pyrenees are one of the oldest dog breeds in the world.  They were  bred as dogs of war and then used during peace-time as sheep guarding  dogs.   Great Pyrenees are one of the least aggressive of the large  guardian dogs (LGD), so often people cherish them as family dogs. They  are regal, independent and aloof com