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(of a dog) close to and slightly behind its owner.
- ‘Off he would set on his rounds with his faithful collie dog at heel and following, some way behind, was the goat.’
- ‘I want to do nothing more than watch the children go roller-skating by, or simply observe that healthy, handsome bloke cross the road with his big, black dog at heel.’
- ‘Their big shaggy sheepdogs with matted pelts stayed close at heel.’
- ‘By the end of the song, which has no tune whatsoever, and a performance from the singer that could bring dogs to heel, you feel a bit like squealing and pulling a wacky face yourself.’
- ‘There are several ways to teach your dog to walk to heel, but you should choose and stick to one to avoid confusing him.’
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