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Oh yes, it is certainly common.

Our first puppy was not interested in walking off our 60x120 property for months after taking her home. She would not want to go even 5 houses away. She would resist the whole way. I think she felt she had everything she needed at home. The only way to walk her on a leash was to take her for a drive, so she did not know where home was, and then walk. Of course, we gave her opportunities, but did not force her to walk when she did not want to. A puppy can get lots of exercise just playing at home. She did out grow that behaviour, and now loves exploring.

You don't need to go on long leashed walks with an 8 week old puppy. Don't force it. Give it time to grow its confidence. Kathyy's tip of practicing leash manners at home is a good one too.
 
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