Along with immediately gathering resources for tools, clothes, and a temporary base, a new player should try to tame as many Dilos as possible. That's what I do anyway, I just tame every Dilo I see. Now I have a huge pack of Dilos that are an expendable way of fighting bigger dinos, but capable in a group. They are so easy to tame that it doesn't matter if some die. I level them up to about 400% speed (they start at 300%, at least on my server) and the. the rest goes into health and melee damage.
I tamed three dilo, Two female and a male. I named the male Alpha dilo and he was the strongest and High level in the pack. Other two were Dilo vrex and Dilo Dilo krex. They are very good at pack hunting in early games. You can also hunt creatures like bronto just let the pack distract the bronto and you only have to attack from a distance with your bow.(make sure to spend a good amount of points in Health and Melee.)