I'm a level 1 Druid with +8 on handle animal checks (4 ranks + 4 animal companion bonus + 0 Cha bonus) which gives me a 10% chance on failing a 10 DC check.
When failing the "Attack" trick check in combat, considering my Wolf knows the attack (all cratures) trick, how should he behave? Should my DM play the Wolf as if he was acting on instinct or would he just stand still ignoring my order?
The Monster Manual entry for the wolf says:
A favorite tactic is to send a few individuals against the foe’s front while the rest of the pack circles and attacks from the flanks or rear.
Considering this is an "innate" strategy of the wolf, would I still need to spend one trick slot to teach him how to flank to use the handle animal with 10 DC?
Would ordering the Wolf to "Charge" with DC 10 require another trick slot, or is this part of the "Attack" trick?
The Wolf has the "Trip" special attack; would he automatically attempt to trip the enemy every time he lands an attack?