Hello, We're Avril & David.....

....providing  enrichment with imanjenation

Imanje Pet Services was in the pipeline long before it was made official in 2016. Avril began her journey into dog training firstly for the show ring, then gaining experience in puppy classes and tricks classes before registering Imanje Pet Services in 2016, along with her partner, David.

We began with offering dog walking services before adding Avril’s training passions: Scentwork, Mantrailing and puppies!

Both our training and walking have grown over the years and Avril is an accredited trainer who has competed and trained in her specialities for nearly a decade. She now teaches Mantrailing, Scentwork and Puppies (as well as walking both young dogs and those who require additional support and/or training) while David has a great gang of dogs who he cares for both in groups and as solo walks.

Our Puppy training, and Scentwork courses are available online, in person and as 1-2-1 sessions. While our Mantrailing is carried out across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife. General training is also available to help you with those behaviours that you find difficult to live with.

We are always updating our knowledge through workshops and courses and tweak our training courses accordingly. Our learning becomes your learning, and we pass this on to our walking clients too.

Our ethics are reflected in the organisations Avril is a professional member of: Pet Professional Guild, ICAN and INTODogs and we walk and train with a solid ethic of “no force, no pain, no fear.”

We are fully qualified, insured and have custom built transport, to always ensure the safety of your dogs. Providing a safe environment, where your dog can learn, grow, and find enrichment is our priority.

What's in a Name? Imanje

Imanje's Wisdom: I nurture, heal, touch, bless, comfort and make whole that which is incomplete

Our Kennel Affix (owned and registered with the UK Kennel Club) - We chose our affix because of Loki’s love of swimming (which has continued to be a passion for our gang). Our home is not the same without our dogs and they certainly prove Imanje's Wisdom true!

In African mythology the Goddess Imanje rules the waters of the world, nothing can live without her, and for this reason among others, she is known as the Queen of the World and regulates night and day, the tides and rain.  She is also the goddess of home, fertility, love and family - bringing forth life, protecting it, and changing it as is necessary.

Imanje is the goddess of comfort and inspiration. She reminds us that even the worst catastrophes can be endured and that, with her help, we can learn to negotiate the ebbs and flows of change in our lives with her wisdom, courage, and grace.


Loki came home at 7.5 wks old, February 2008.  

From the moment he arrived, he filled our world with love, laughter and naughtiness, but in a true "prankster" style.

Loki was everything we wanted in a Ridgeback, his looks, his temperament: a family member, a show dog but most of all our best buddy!

He took everything in his stride from welcoming new puppies to our home, to giving the best cuddles and support to those in need.  Loki was the most intuitive boy and knew when to give love and snuggles but also when to play around, like the goofball he was - he made us laugh every day with a  new memory to last forever.

Loki was the reason we chose Imanje for our Kennel name, and why we could name our pet business nothing else!

Jengachenga Bold As Brass for Imanje JW ShCM

Sifa began her career as a show girl, winning her way through breed classes, winning some lovely classes, groups and gaining her Junior Warrant/Stud Book Number at the tender age of 12 months.  In her veteran years, she enjoyed learning agility and now in her vintage years likes to keep the sofa warm, enjoys harvest time and still likes to chase the odd pheasant!  Sifa is Dam to our very own homegrown girl, Mika.

Sifa holds her DMWYD Excellent Trick Dog title

Veldtkammer Hot News at Jengachenga

Inca was never one for showing off in the ring, although had some nice wins along the way.  She loves to use her nose and after starting off tracking, she has moved into her veteran years enjoying the sport of Mantrailing.  "you can run, but you can't hide" was definitely coined for Inca!

Inca is a sensitive soul who has taught us more than we could ever teach her.

Inca holds her Bronze KC Good Citizen Award and her DMWYD Excellent Trick Dog title.

Imanje Msitu Mashamba 

Mika done well with some lovely class and group wins in the ring, but found it boring!  So she began tracking.. which she was so good at, till she found all the wildlife!  So we moved to Scentwork which she loves so much, she competes in Scentwork UK trials (currently qualified at Level 5).  Mika has also joined the sport of Mantrailing and is enjoying finding people too!  

​Mika holds her Silver KC Good Citizen Award and her DMWYD Excellent Trick Dog title and the SWUK Excellent title for Level 3 scentwork.

Areas We Cover: 

Dog Walking/Walk & Train: EH15, EH16, EH17, EH18, EH19, EH20, EH21, EH22, EH23, EH24, EH25
Mantrailing: Midlothian, Edinburgh, West Lothian, Falkirk, Fife
Scentwork: Online, Classes in EH18 area, 1-2-1 in Midlothian & Edinburgh
Puppy Training: Classes in EH18 area, 1-2-1 in Midlothian & Edinburgh

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