These wolves are no laughing matter at all. When there is 4 high level and imprinted/mate boosted direwolves they hit as hard or harder than a high level rex alone! Easiest way I see taming it is using bear traps and at least a crossbow or longneck. You can also use bolas but it’s gonna be harder due to they can go out of it pretty quickly.
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.
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. Like so people can see!
Easily one of the best combat mounts in the game. It's cheap to tame and pretty powerful, and there's no level requirement for a saddle. Make sure you tame more than one though, so you can get the mate boost