Taming one of these on the edge of the arctic (island map) early game can make your life a whole lot easier. They're a small tame that doesn't have a saddle, so be sure to pump a little health on low level wolves as they don't have any armour, but one of these will make taming the larger carnivores a cakewalk. Bring about ten bolas to dispatch any other wolves that run other than the one you want, or build a small taming tower and aggro them within range. Stronger base damage than sabres is a nice boost.
I think this creatures are too strong... my friend and me see a group of wolfs (we play on ps4) one lvl 140 another lvl 145 (on ps4 is max level of wild dinos 150) we bola all of the 4 wolfs, kill the lowlevels and tame the good ones. After tame we have a women and a men of wolfs (lvl210 and lvl214) and without more skilling they make 654 damage!!!!!! I think the Direwolfs must be not bolable. they opopopopop fithing dinos and very easy to tame. i hope you learn about this tipp and rate 🔼 this to other players see this (we have over 6 wolfs (breeded) and he are verrry strong) (tip: tame so many you can)
In Scorched earth these things usually travel alone, pick them up with an Argentavis (In the mountains) and bring it to a medium pen you made. Use a crossbow (I have a Mastercraft one) with some tranq arrows, I brought 50, and just knock them out. It tries to run, so just hit the tail. Once it is knocked out, I fed it raw meat, but I recommend to use the preferred kibble, I was just beginning in there, though.