Since Miko is after all a dog (although its hard to believe at times), we definitely let him walk outside (and run/play in grass). Since he has had surgery and needs to be confined, he has been miserable at home. We try to take him outside still but don't really let him walk so he won't get excited and run. I have read on the other forum, that some people NEVER let their dogs walk outside (not even in their yard). I just wondered how common is this? I know its a toy breed, but don't these dogs still enjoy the outdoors? Walking/being outside brings Miko such joy that I would never want to deprive him of it.