spot metering and exposure compensation: what's the best order?

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spot metering and exposure compensation: what's the best order?

I take a lot of pictures of a very black dog against a very white background, so I've got spot metering and ael assigned to a custom button (spot ael toggle).  I use negative 1 exposure compensation to help keep up my shutter speed (dog is fast).

I've been hitting the custom button with the spot trained on the dog's fur to activate spot metering and then moving the exposure compensation dial down one stop, but I'm wondering if I should instead FIRST turn the dial down and only then hit my custom button for spot metering.

What is your advice?

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