As pet owners, we all like to think our dogs listen to us.

Whether it’s a leap of excitement every time we say “walkies”, or their undivided attention when we unwrap their favourite treat, our adoring canines often have an ear at the ready – some very literally.

The following 18 pooches show that they love to listen by keeping their cute ear in the air.

This bundle of joy hopes you aren’t going to say it’s bedtime.

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This happy chappy is just happy to be listening.