Dogs are hunters; their eyes are directed forward.
First we need to shape the boney brow and the 'hill' beneath with its surrounding muscle and skin and which contains the eyeball itself. Only then, when we are happy with this, do we go about creating the eyelids, iris and pupil.
Apologies for the back and forth of the camera focus around 9 mins. in. For some reason the camera was on autofocus; we normally have the focus fixed and there's no going back!