I just finished my first hammock and while Arwen, my dog, can sleep in it with me - I bet it will get annoying real quick. I would like to keep her off the ground though, away from the ants and ticks.
I mocked up a tiny 30 inch wide by 6 foot long hammock for her to try, it kept tipping her out.
I also tried a quick 60 inch wide by 6 foot long and put her in it, this was more stable but I am afraid she may tip it if she stood up in it. (all tests were done very close to the ground). Since dogs lay different than humans their center of gravity seems to be higher which I think may be causing the problem.
So I am wondering what makes a hammock more 'stable' against flipping the user out? Is it the width of the fabric? The 'depth' of the hammock when set up? Could side tie outs make it stable? I plan on using a foam mat under her, would this make it stable?
These are just some thoughts I am having and was wondering if any experts had any insight? I love DIY projects so this is fun for me.