Handle Animal (CHA; Trained only)

(Player's Handbook v.3.5 variant, p. 74)


Varies. Handling an animal is a move action, while pushing an animal is a full-round action. (A druid or ranger can handle her animal companion as a free action or push it as a move action.) For tasks with specific time frames noted above, you must spend half this time (at the rate of 3 hours per day per animal being handled) working toward completion of the task before you attempt the Handle Animal check. If the check fails, your attempt to teach, rear, or train the animal fails and you need not complete the teaching, rearing, or training time. If the check succeeds, you must invest the remainder of the time to complete the teaching, rearing, or training. If the time is interrupted or the task is not followed through to completion, the attempt to teach, rear, or train the animal automatically fails.

Try again

Yes, except for rearing an animal.


If you have 5 or more ranks in Handle Animal, you get a +2 bonus on Ride checks and wild empathy checks.

Required for feats

Feat name
Coordinated Strike
Dinosaur Wrangler
Dragon Trainer
Shared Fury
Vermin Trainer
[Creature Type] Trainer

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