Low level tip:
If in the Tundra or on SE and you find yourself being chased or want to get rid of certian aggressive tames in large packs, definitely killing them all just run to the other side of one of these bad boys and...
It's great at collecting berries, fiber and chitin from insects/bugs. He also doesn't collect charcoal from the burnt trees near the volcano in ragnarok anymore. Great for fighting broodmother and doing artifact runs on the island and caves that are filled with insects. Definitely worth taming