Let’s learn how to draw a dog with this easy to follow step by step lesson for kids. Kids of all ages can easily learn how to draw the cutest dog. This printable how to draw a dog tutorial can be used over and over so that kids can practice drawing their own dog at home or in the classroom.

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Let’s learn how to draw a dog!

How To Draw A Dog Lesson for Kids

New to drawing? No problem! Today we will teach you how to draw a cartoon dog with front legs out of basic shapes and simple steps. Click the red button to download the dog drawing guide:

This step by step guide with use a few lines. A curved line, straight line, drops, and ovals to create the dog’s body, the dog’s head, dog’s nose, back legs or hind legs, and the dog face.

Easy steps to draw a dog

Follow these simple instructions to learn how to draw a dog! All you need is a pencil, an eraser, a piece of paper, and your favorite crayons or colored pencils to color it afterward.

Step 1

Step 1 - How to Draw a Dog Lesson - first, start by drawing an oval
Let’s draw an oval!

Let’s start with the head! First, draw an oval.

Step 2

Step 2 - How to Draw a Dog Lesson - next, add a drop shape to the oval that is tilted a bit
Add a drop shape to the oval, notice it is tilted.

Add a drop-like shape to the right side of the oval. Notice how it’s tilted.

Step 3

Step 3 - How to Draw a Dog Lesson - add another drop shape on the other side which will become the dog ears
Add another drop shape on the other side of the oval.

Repeat step 2, but on the left side of the oval.

Step 4

Step 4 - How to Draw a Dog Lesson - Add a larger drop shape that will become the body of the dog - notice that the bottom is flatter so he can sit!
Add another drop shape. Notice the bottom is flatter.

Draw a larger drop shape with a slightly flat bottom.

Step 5

Step 5 - How to Draw a Dog Lesson - Add two half circles at the bottom that will become the dogs paws
Add two half circles at the bottom.

Add two half circles at the bottom.

Step 6

Step 6 - How to Draw a Dog Lesson - Add two arched lines in the middle for front legs and paws of your puppy
Add two arched lines in the middle.

Add two arched lines in the middle – these will be our dog’s fluffy paws.

Step 7

Step 7 - How to Draw a Dog Lesson - now draw a dog tail
Draw a tail.

Draw a tail, and erase extra lines.

Step 8

Step 8 - How to Draw a Dog Lesson - Next add details like ovals for dog eyes and a flattened oval for the dog's nose with a W line below for the mouth and snout
Let’s add details! Add ovals for the eyes, and nose, and a w line coming out of it.

Let’s draw our dog’s face! Add ovals for its eyes and nose, and a small W for the snout.

Step 9

Step 9 - How to Draw a Dog Lesson - Add more dog details to your own dog drawing
Amazing job! Great creative and add more details.

That’s it! Add as many details as you want, like spots, or even a collar.

And now you know how to draw a dog – don’t forget to give them some color! You can even draw a family of dogs.

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Simple dog drawing steps!

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Benefits of Learning to Draw for Kids

There are so many benefits to learning how to draw a dog – or any other cute animal, for example:

  • helps increase imagination
  • enhances fine motor and coordination skills
  • increases confidence
  • plus, art is so much fun to make!

More easy drawing tutorials

Great Books For More Drawing Fun

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The Big Drawing Book is great for beginners ages 6 and up.

The Big Drawing Book

By following the very simple step-by-steps in this fun drawing book you can draw dolphins diving in the sea, knights guarding a castle, monster faces, buzzing bees, and lots, lots more.

Usborne Drawing Doodling and Coloring book cover art
Your imagination will help you draw and doodle on every page.

Drawing Doodling and Coloring

An excellent book filled with doodling, drawing and coloring activities. On some of the pages you’ll find ideas for what to do, but you can do whatever you like.

Usborne write and draw yor own comics book cover art
Never left fully alone with a scary blank page!

Write and Draw Your Own Comics

Write and Draw Your Own Comics is full of inspiring ideas for all kinds of different stories, with writing tips to help you on your way. for kids who want to tell stories, but gravitate toward pictures. It has a mix of partially-drawn comics and blank panels with intro comics as instructions – lots of space for kids to draw their own comics!

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