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Professional Animal Trainer / Carer


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A professional animal carer is a natural person who is by profession involved in any capacity to care of animals, including farriers.

A professional animal trainer is a natural person who is by profession dealing in any way with the training of animals.

In order to work as a professional animal trainer / carer in the Republic of Cyprus one needs to obtain a license from the Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.


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The holder of a professional animal trainer or carer license must comply with the provisions of the Professional Trainers or the Carers Animal Ordinance and the provisions of the Protection and Welfare of Animals Law, as periodically amended. Indicatively:

The holder of a professional animal carer license is obliged to comply with the following:
  • Handle and treat the animals according to their natural and ethological (behavioural) needs;
  • Cooperate with the Veterinary Services and conform to the Veterinary Services’ instructions in case of risk of spread of infectious diseases or zoonoses.
  • The animals under his/her responsibility must be kept in suitable conditions and premises and appropriate equipment must be used which does not have any adverse effect on the animals’ health and welfare.

The holder of a professional animal trainer license is obliged to comply with the following:
  • To ensure that the training of animals is appropriate and in conditions according to the animals’ natural and ethological (behavioural) needs.
  • To train animals in suitable conditions and premises and with the use of appropriate equipment which does not have any adverse effect on the animals’ health and welfare.
  • Do not train animals to shape character hazardous to humans or other animals.
  • Do not train animals for use in illegal activities.
  • Do not continue the training of any animal which has proven incapable of being trained.


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Download the Acrobat fileApplication for the Issue Renewal of a Professional Animal Carer - Trainer (GR).pdf



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