ARK: Survival Evolved Companion
This is a little expensive but, I tamed one in a box by tranqin it when it woke it was calm and I was able to follow it around the box and pet it. Hope this helps
More Hyaenodon Taming & KO Tips
Alright, so I failed at this over and over again, and here’s what I learned so you’re not like me.
Don’t try to trap in rails or low walls, you’ll need something at least three high to not worry about them waltzing over.
Don’t get in front of them, they’ll bounce, and if they bounce, don’t chase them, if they run once all the progress depletes rapidly.
Use cactus soup or whatever it’s called, not bug spray (obviously).
If you get one trapped randomly in a rock, do not move when you pet it at all, and try to pet it when it’s looking away from you, it’ll be a lot safer.
Don’t try to tame the alpha, and don’t try to tame one near the alpha.
Once you attempt to tame one, and they end up running (at least for me), you cannot tame again 85% of the time, they just book it when you pet them.
If you’re not trapping, stay directly behind, and pray it doesn’t suddenly turn around.
Hope this helps someone, everyone deserves a dog.
Step 1: use a flyer to grab it and drop it into a taming pen
Step 2: wear ghillie armour and pet it
Step 3: you now have a good doggo
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You pet them, you don’t knock em out, pet doggo don’t hurt doggo
Normally you can't tame the pack leader, so just get a pteranodon or argy, pick it up and drop it in a large area (like a separate section of your base). When you take it away from the rest of the pack, it removes its 'pack leader' title, allowing you to tame the highest level hyena of that pack.
It's easy enough to just kill the pack and follow the one you want to tame. Full ghilly and just stay behind it, just within reach of petting.
Despite it's appearance, the real life hyaenodon was nowhere near related to actual hyenas, but it actually belongs to a group of prehistoric mammals, all extinct, that are believed to be most closely related to pangolins, which aren't related to anteaters or armadillos, for your information.
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Hyaenodons will only fight someone who they think they can beat. If the Hyaenodons do not think they can beat you, they will run. If they do, they will attack.