Always use the bola when taming it turns a very dangerous tame into a fairly easy one.if there is a pack you can attempt to lead one off by itself but only after the pack has killed everything and they start to spread out I have a pack of 11 wolves. There very deadly even to rexs a enemy tribe attempted to attack while I was away from base and I came at them from the woods when team mates stared firing flares the pack killed 2 rexs at level 103 and 98. I only last one wolf. They really are a great ride.
Make a little trap carry with argy ( it can still attack your argy so give it high health ) then drop in a trap.
No need to worry about the pack just pick the leader or the one you want.
Once you have three you get a pack bonus and a leader bonus for highest level wolf