Start with an armless figure stick person. This is going to be the nose detail so start small!
Circle the little stick figure. You have now created the pup's muzzle/snout!
Time to let our furry friend see. Feel free to get creative here. Two semi-circles are a good base. The eyes I went with here are a little droopy and dopey looking. What a cutie!
So now that our pup can smell and see, let's give our friend a brain! Again, let your creativity run wild.
What would a dog be without some big old ears?
Time to start adding details. Cartoon? Realistic? All up to you!
Clearly I went with cartoon. Snapguide, meet Gus!