If you are like me and you struggle to tame one in primitive plus here is my advice for you! :) Be sure to have a magnifying glass in your hotbar and watch it's health closely and keep track of how much damage you do per hit. once it gets really bloody wait 10 seconds and then shoot again. Be sure to keep repeating this method and you will have yourself a fluffy battle companion!
Best utility mount after theri can gather meat and berries also this guy can get 1k weight and almost 900 melee with enough lvls I know this because my bear ( name is teddy the bear) is stronger than my 209 Rex
Direbear have little health compared to torpor. Keep a few tamed dodos at your ramp trap. When you've shot the bear enough for it to be bloody, throw in a dodo. It will instantly kill and eat it and start regenerating health. Give it a moment or two and continue darting. Happy hunting!