RE: Duck Blind Ideas...
I use a canoe a lot, too. Another option is going with a stack of slash. You pile it up for the hunt, then spread it out until next time. This seems to keep other folks out of my blinds. The last blind I built was on a lease and several times I walked in to find hunters using my dekes out of my blind.
Dogs usually make everything better, and when they don't, you'll laugh about it later.