I really hate when it when Ahab paws (hoofs) at mealtimes, but I like his company while I mix his food, and I don't want to punish him. I know; every time he paws, I will stop what I am doing, and have him walk backward for three or four steps. Not only will that delay his meal, but he will have to actually move, and he won't be able to keep his eye on his food bucket, ALL of which he will dislike. That will stop the pawing in no time.
I have no idea why she wants me to back up before I paw, but whatever. If I back up and paw before she walks over here, maybe she will stay over there and hurry up with my dinner.