Meet The Team

Eddy MacVeigh

Eddy MacVeigh

Owner & President

Eddy has always loved and lived with a variety of animals. Dogs have always been a part of his life since a young age.

In 2001 Eddy joined one of Western Canada's largest security contract providers where he was given the opportunity to work and eventually train service dogs in protection and detection across North America. He started handling canine patrol dogs and this work enabled him further develop his skills eventually earning him a place in the units canine explosive detection program.

The following years provided Eddy with an abundance of working dog experience leading many canine teams through JIBC K9 detection and K9 patrol validations.

He has provided expertise and leadership to groups in explosive detection, narcotics detection, and canine patrol training. Eddy is fortunate enough to have developed lifelong relationships with some of the world's top service dog professionals and continues to grow his knowledge base.


  • Introduction of security companies first single purpose explosive detection dog
  • Introduction of security companies first single purpose narcotic detection dog
  • Government Validated Canine Explosive Detection Handler - JIBC
  • Government Validated Canine Narcotic Detection Handler - JIBC
  • Government Validated Canine Protection Handler -JIBC
  • Explosive Familiarization Certificate - Canadian Police College
  • Emergency Field K9 First Aid - PNWPDDA
  • Certification through the International Association Of Bomb Technicians and Investigators
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Jaime Kinna

Jaime Kinna

Manager, Training

Jaime has always had a love and understanding of all animals, but a special place in her heart has always belonged to dogs. She has been professionally training and handling all breeds and temperaments of dogs since 1998. Jaime took her love of dogs to the next level in 1999 and became a Certified Master Dog Trainer, attending Canada West Canine Centre and graduating among the top in her class. She attends ongoing seminars and is constantly updating her education to broaden her knowledge as she believes you never stop learning when working with animals.

Jaime has experience competing in CKC obedience and conformation and has earned titles on several breeds of dogs. She has trained and handled dogs for television and major motion pictures. Her own dog Atty has obtained her IPO BH title, PSA PDC-SD title and is a validated patrol and narcotic detection K9. Jaime is a validated explosive detection K9 handler, validated narcotics detection K9 handler and a validated security patrol K9 handler.

Jaime shares her life with Frodo (Yorkie x Chihuahua), Atty (Belgian Malinois), Dozer (Pitty x), Guinness (GSD x ACD), Teddy (all Canadian mutt!), Jake (senior super shelter kitty extraordinaire), her 2 wonderful step children, Hannah and Ethan, and partner Lee. She is passionate about her work and it shows each time she picks up a leash.


  • Owner and Head Instructor - Good Dog Academy Inc.
  • Senior Trainer - Good Dog Wellness Inc. - obedience training and behaviour problem solving at all levels
  • Diploma in Canine Behavioral Science and Technology (Dip CBST). For more information about this rigorous two year program, click here.
  • CCPDT - KA - independent certification body measuring range of knowledge and skills in ethology, learning theory, dog training technique and instruction.
  • Certified Master Dog Trainer - Canada West Canine Center
  • Court qualified expert in the assessment and rehabilitation of aggressive dogs: 2013 - ongoing
  • DogSafe Canine First Aid Level 1 and Level 2
  • Director of Vancouver PSA - Dog Sport Club
  • CKC Canine Good Neighbor Evaluator
  • Consultant, trainer and behavior technologist
  • Police Dog Training Centre Certified - Florida by IFRI/NFSTC standards
  • Animal Behavior and Training Associates Inc. Certified
  • Licensed Be a Tree Presenter: The Be a Tree program is a dog bite prevention seminar program for school aged children. This program focuses on fun and interactive activities to teach children how to read dog body language and how to act safely around their own dog and dogs they don’t know.
  • Graduate of Karen Pryor's Shelter Training and Enrichment Program
  • Currently offers shelter dog assessments and teaches dog safety and body language seminars for animal shelter staff
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Kezia Guevarra

Kezia Guevarra

Manager, Kennel Operations

Kezia has always loved dogs! She is thrilled to be working with Pacific Northwest Kennels as the General Manager.

Kezia began working with dogs in 2013 as a validated security K9 detection handler working with K9 STAT. She later went on to validate through the Justice Institute Of British Columbia as a patrol K9 handler.

Kezia has a natural talent with dogs and has experience handling many breeds.


  • Executive Assistant For Vice President Of A Private Security Company
  • Enforcement Supervisor managing up to 12 employees on a daily basis
  • Field Supervisor for A Private Security Company
  • JIBC Validated Detection Handler
  • JIBC Validated Patrol K9 Handler
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Sam Cassidy

Sam Cassidy

Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Dog: Emerald Isle (Eme) - Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix CRXMCL, SOG, NW1 (with Harry Award given to her for the most outstanding rescue dog in the trial).

Sam has always had a passion for helping animals and caring for them with the same love and devotion that she has for her own dog. She started in the dog industry at a young age, doing in home sitting for dogs and cats and continues to do so today.

Eme was rescued by Sam from the North Vancouver Animal Shelter at 10 weeks of age. They began their training journey through obedience classes from Basic to Advanced and then started competing in Rally Obedience, Nose Work and Agility. Eme has also been in commercials, tv shows and movies including a Jeep Commercial, The Season 2 Finale of Zoo and a documentary called Every Wednesday.

Sam loves to learn about all aspects of the dog world and is especially interested in the communication between dogs and the world around them and how that can help their owners in building a better bond and relationship with their beloved companion. She hopes to be able to bring more dog sports to Pacific Northwest Kennels and to bring fun into your relationship with your dog.


  • In Home Pet Sitter
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Good Dog Academy)
  • Dogsafe Canine First Aid Level 1& 2
  • Good Dog Trainer - 2014-2016
  • CARO Novice Rally Obedience Title
  • CARO Advanced Rally Obedience Title
  • CARO Excellent Rally Obedience Title
  • SOG Nosework Title
  • NW1 Nosework Title with Harry Award
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