I'm a bit confused as to how this skill is carried out during combat.
If you have an animal companion/familiar/pet/or anything that follows you around, at the start of battle you roll for its initiative, but what parts of the combat happen during your turn and what parts happen during the companion's turn?
My best guess would be that during your turn you would perform a handle animal check. Let's say you order your pet to attack a foe. So now during your pet's turn he would carry out the task you ordered. Is that correct?
So would you need to order an attack every round for the pet to continue attacking a foe?