Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
We tell people to either carry puppies at 8-9 weeks, or follow them while they acclimatize to the leash.
Often it works better to work on familiar terrain before taking them outside your yard and around your block, at least until later on, after they are good at walking around your yard.
Do you have a fenced yard, or is walking a necessity? I mean, can the puppy get out and play and walk around unleashed?