I have a tactical officer and for various reasons (role-playing and practical), I love to equip him with a pet and use it as often as possible. Tactical Initiative helps with this IMMENSELY, as it cuts down the cooldown from 4 minutes and more to about 1 minute, 15 seconds, but is there anything else that I can do to help with that? Although I can get it going for spurts of up to 2 minutes at a time and can cycle it once every 2-3 minutes with judicious use of TI, I'd like to know if there's an easier way, especially one that I can use keybinds with - it's too easy to forget that kind of thing in the middle of a firefight.
I have heard equipping multiple pets won't help as they all share the same cooldown, and unless it'll actually WORK I'd rather not do that. For reference, I use a Crystal Horta as my combat pet, although I've given thought to trying an Acid Horta.