In survival spec all your pet does is melee the boss. No need for KC switching etc. Any time the pets has to run and switch targets is a big dps loss, which happens if you put the pet on assist. So is it the best idea to just put it on passive and stick it to the boss for the entire fight? Kinda like an ever rolling DoT on the boss?
Also is there some kind of addon or weakaura that reminds you to put your pet on a target? You don't wanna be there with ur pet just hanging around doing nothing.
I'll be interested to see what top hunters say about this. I've always just put in a petattack command on my Explosive Shot macro so that the pet's on passive and is explicitly sent in to attack. But I don't micromanage my pet so...
It depends on the fight. For example, if you're talking about Horridon, then you want it to assist you in killing the Wastewalkers, Venom Priests, Frozen Warlords, Shamans, and Jalak, since boss damage is completely pointless compared to the damage done to these adds. If you're talking Council, then it might be wise to keep your pet on Sul until he's dead, since damage on him is important throughout the fight, until he is dead.