I actually brought a pup home once at 5 weeks- totally weened I will add.
Puppies do these things the most- eat, sleep, pee, poop.
Both of mine seemed to be fat, sleepy, eating machines for the first few weeks. I guarantee once the pup hits that 12 -15 week mark you will long for these lazy days.
Of course I would think a vet check couldn't hurt anything to be safe. However, since you asked for advice here it comes...
At six weeks old, you should not expect too much out of anything, let alone a puppy. In the first few weeks all you should focus on is letting him adjust to his new home and potty training. At that age I would not even worry about leash training. A pup that young isn't physically able to go on long walks anyway....short strolls are good, but too much physical activity too soon could actually do some damage, physically that is.
Also, leashes are big scary things to a pup that small. Start out by letting him see it, smell it, and drag it around during a normal routine at home (of course supervised and take it off when done).
You will know when it's time to try and up the length and duration of activity....trust me, he will let you know.
Right now I would just focus on the earlier mentioned and creating a trusting bond. At six weeks old trying to assert your dominance will be through things like house training and feeding times.
I currently have a real bad ass dog, who when I first brought him home- would not even look at a ball, squirrel, tug, etc. All he did was eat and sleep. After a few weeks with me, oh boy did that change. Actually, this has been true of all my dogs when they were pups.
The best thing you can do is be patient and don't worry. After all, he is a baby, but won't stay that way for long. Good luck.
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