Best used in a pack at least one female to one male. Great for gathering pelt i take six out at a time on low follow with them on attack target. A melay boasted 150 (with some more training in hp and melay) usually can take out lvl 150 alpha raptors and rexs on its own. Best tame in the game other then direbears
If you tame more than one dire wolf,you can use their pack skill.You have to ride on your best dire wolf then use the skill.It is called Pack Leader for the leader and Pack Mate for the other dire wolves.
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.