Our puppy is 8 weeks old and we're just starting out getting her used to being outside in February, in the DC area, so it's quite cold still (the breeder never had the puppies outside as it was too cold). She shivers and whimpers but it is getting very quick about doing her business...she's finally realizing as soon as she does her business, she gets to go back in the warmth. HOWEVER, we live in a 14-story building and have to carry her to the elevator and then down the LONG hallway to the entrance to the doggy-area. She just can't seem to make it down that hallway without having an accident...I just want advice from anyone who lives in the same sort of environment and had to carry their puppy down - how long do you think it will be until she can walk all the way on her leash without squatting half way down the hallway? Also, should I still take her outside after her accident even if I know she won't do anything at this point - just to teach her that outside is the right place to go? Any other housebreaking advice for those who live in apt complexes and have distance to cover before getting outside (comments from home-owners not really useful here!) I'm just getting worried because she's 15 lbs. and I'm pretty small; I don't know how long I'll even be able to carry her down!