If I play a human druid, would I be able to take the feats Nature Soul and Animal Friends at first level by putting a rank in Handle Animal given the +3 class skill bonus? More, if or if not that works what of racial bonus or traits that might given a character ranks in Handle Animal?
I guess my main question is does a character have to wait until they are third level or is all that matters is total ranks no matter how you got the ranks?
You are innately in tune with nature and venerate the power and mystery of the natural world.
Benefit: You get a +2 bonus on all Knowledge (nature) checks and Survival checks. If you have 10 or more ranks in one of these skills, the bonus increases to +4 for that skill.
Friend to Animals
You show great respect for all living things, and they sense and return the gesture.
Prerequisites: Nature Soul, Handle Animal 3 ranks.
Benefit: As a standard action you can require all animals within 30 feet to make a Will saving throw. Animals who fail the save cannot attack you unless you attack them or one of their allies first. The DC of the Will save is equal to 10 + half your character level + your Charisma modifier.