Yes, I'm still fighting the battle of the dog. I tried to tackle that dynamic, open-mouthed view and really had a rough time of it. I had an epiphany: Left to my own devices, I'll draw a character facing right. My life-long Popeye doodling is almost always a right-facing 3/4 view.
I've heard that in most cases, when someone is asked to draw a cat, they will draw it facing forward and when asked to draw a dog a profile view will be drawn. I guess I'll be working on the basics of rotating character views and drawing "odd" attitudes this weekend.
Wish me luck, folks!