They're great for acting as bodyguards when you go to possibly dangerous areas, and for hunting since their spit slows animals down. Once I had 2 of mine attack a Carno while I shot at it, both survived and killed the carno.
I love thse little fuzzballs soooooo much! I ahve over 30 of these little guys and they make great guard dogs. Mine are all about level 70 at the moment as i haven't had a chance to level them up but i mostly pump on health, some melee damage as well but I take them out hunting when I'm riding my therzin and they take things out pretty quick. So id reccomed them. Love my little babies <3
Take club bang their head that should work.
On safer side use a bola. Don't stare them in the eyes. They spit on you. Even slings should work. Don't waste traqs on em.
Feed raw meet and Ta-da you have a dilo.
*Repeat* have a bunch of them in early game
It's pretty easy to tame
1. Bola it (so it can't chase you)
2. Use a slingshot or a club (I call them beaty sticks) to knock it out
3. Add some meat (it shouldn't take much)
Also, remember to dodge the poison spit
On their own, Dilophosaurs aren’t really useful, but in packs of 5 or more, they are extremely deadly. Also, their spit doesn’t just blind prey; it drains their stamina and drops their movement speed dramatically.
If starting out then these dinosaurs seem to be one of the most easiest way's to get raw meat and hide, given they are a reasonable level (I'd stick to about 20 and below for starting out, anything higher could be really dangerous) along side 'Dodo's', 'Coel' and 'Parasaur's' (which are not aggressive) That being said, if tamed, their eggs which are made into kibble can provide most useful in taming more effective 'resource' dinosaurs such as the; Doedicurus (for stone) and the Ankylo (for Flint, Metal, Crystal and Obsidian). Although don't underestimate these small Dinosaurs, they can/will be very aggressive when nearby. What I found best to dealing with them at a lower level was the spear, attacking whilst 'back-peddling' aslong as you keep getting the hit in. Then harvest with a pick for more raw meat or the hatchet for more hide. Whatever your preference.
I found a pack of dilos and killed most of them with my spear since they came at my one by one like bad movie goons; then their queen (alpha?) came along and almost killed me but I hit her till she ran away. Then I realized she was level 105 and decided to tame her. Immediately after she was tamed she killed 2 raptors basically by herself to defend me.
These things may be annoying but they are hella useful as guard dogs.