In Onewhero village there are no council approved off leash exercise areas for dogs. Dogs are also not permitted on the playing fields on the Onewhero Domain, but may be exercised on-leash in the domain. Dogs are welcome in Harker Reserve but should be kept on lead and under control at all times. The Onewhero Golf Club also welcomes walkers as long as people respect golfers who are having a game!
The Waikato District Council requires dogs to be leashed in all public areas unless you are in a designated off-leash area in a park.
There are many off-leash dog exercise areas in the Waikato district, including beaches, where dogs may be exercised if they are under continuous control and all faeces are removed. There are also some ‘no-go’ areas where you can’t take your dog at all.