Not sure what my Mini Aussie will think of me sleeping in the hammock and not in the tent. He's a good tent dog. He circles around the cot until he finds a comfy spot, then lays down to sleep. I'm hoping that if I put his doggie camp pad right next to the hammock so I can reach down to pet him, he'll be alright. He has jumped into the hammock with me a few times, but he's too hyper to lay down and sleep. Being an Aussie, he's always busy & on guard duty. I did see a dog tent at REI last week. Interesting. A doggie den. Not sure if my boy would go in there and stay in, but it would be warmer in there.