If on ark mobile get 1 male and 1 female from yeti cave revive outside and breed them, now you have 1 puppy with 100% imprint that will never die in caves. You can cheese your way on anything. Remember to use balm and carno kible .
Getting a TLC patch in March 2018 to add howl that will initiate the pack bonus for 5 minutes, will be able to sniff out players or creatures with less than 50% health, and will be able to detect explorer notes.
Vicious and lightning fast, the Dire Wolf is a great all-around mount for adventuring and attacking. I highly recommended to bring packs of Dire Wolves for any hostile situation. Whether it be kill Alphas, or raid bases, it's size, agility, and damage make for a deadly beast.