A hunter may teach her companion hunter’s tricks from the skirmisher ranger archetype instead of standard tricks. The animal companion can use skirmisher tricks when commanded, a number of times per day equal to half its Hit Dice plus its Wisdom modifier.
For the Skirmisher Ranger tricks that the Hunter can teach his animal companion (AC), what is the proper way to command the AC to use them? I mean, some of these tricks may only apply during the attack or after the attack hits, when the Hunter has no actions in combat. Example:
Hobbling Attack (Ex): The Ranger can use this trick as a free action when he hits with an attack. The target of the attack’s land speed is reduced by 1/2 for 1d4 rounds.
So the AC either can't use the trick at all, or it needs to be given very specific if-then instructions on the Hunter's turn, or it needs to use the trick on its own accord when it is just given the Attack command. Are there any official rulings either way, in FAQs or for PFS?