When you go to cave i would say bring some of these. If you tame alot of animals like a bronto a diplo 6 or so dilos 10 parasaurs 3 raptors a sarco 2 carbonemeys and 2 dolphins a alpha raptor is no match for you even if you only leveled up their health. I was surprise attacked by a alpha raptor at home I couldn't find it and my animals toasted it. And no one died.
Dilos are easy to encounter and they make great bodyguards!
To tame one, knock it out(u will need to dodge venom) and then feed it about 15 meat. Taming only takes about a minute so u can have a good defence against raptors! My team has 3 dilos in it 1 parasaur and 1 pteradon and the dilos did most of the work defending against raptors!
They can’t equip saddles, but are awesome predators! My 3 Dilo’s (died after a pack of allosaurus attack) killed a lvl 3 Sarco outside my base without me knowing! And they are good guards :D just get a bunch, put them on aggressive wandering in front of somebodies base in PVP, and enjoy that newbie get wrecked