Targeting an enemy with an area attack as a wolf will cause you to trace back the area attack to that enemy, even if it means crossing an incredibly large amount of distance. This can be used to reach ledges that are normally too far out of reach. One of the key uses for this trick is to access the Sacred Grove Early.
Lure an enemy near you, using the Gale Boomerang can be especially helpful in doing this to cross large gaps, and target it with an area attack as a wolf. Normally if you are doing this with an enemy such as a keese, you can simply wait for it to fly back towards its original position. Once you have a large amount of distance between yourself, the enemy, and the obstacle you want to overcome, release the area attack. You should jump over most barriers in your way, and/or cross large gaps.