16/04/2013 07:02 BST | Updated 16/04/2013 09:56 BST

Is This The Smartest Dog Ever? (VIDEO)

There are dog tricks (see below) - and there are really quite spookily amazing dog tricks.

Yes, this YouTube video is called 'The best listening dog in the world' - and we're not sure we can argue with that.

We're all used to dogs being able to understand instructions, of course. But this dog? This dog understands an awful lot, it appears. We imagine its owners have to keep their conversations to a whisper, for example, lest the dog interjects with its own thoughts.

Is it a trick? Is it for real? Click play to see for yourself (and to enjoy the dulcet tones of two fine cowboys).

(Via Blame It On The Voices)