On the FCB it says "Add a 1 foot bonus to your Animal Companion's base speed. In combat, this has an effect only for every five increases."So my question is How the heck is this applied??
Every 5 levels you took that class bonus your animal would be able to move an extra 5ft (1 square) in combat.
|Benchak the Nightstalker Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 8|
No because then people would have dumb questions about difficult terrain and whatever.
Your movement speed is in feet. It matters because armour and weight change that. So you can't just say "add on another square" when you may not get that square based on factors.
So it's feet. You take it 5 times and you get 5 feet of base movement. Usually a square.