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I have had my Golden Retriever puppy for just over 2 weeks now, so naturally we are still learning to communicate with each other.
One behavior that I would like to train out of him is the incessant barking while I am getting his food ready. Ziggy had been the smallest in his litter and he is very easy going and submissive, so he was always bullied, and he had to fight for every morsel of food with his litter mates. I am trying to understand his anxiety and excitement about his food, but I need him to stop barking. What's worse is he also barks when I am preparing food for me or just doing other things in the kitchen that have nothing to do with food.

Barking is a normal dog behavior and it can get worse when there is a miscommunication between you two.
What you have been doing, about not giving him food until he stops barking, is the right thing to do.
However, it sounds like Ziggy is so used to barking constantly and for long periods of time, that it will require a little bit of skill to get your message across. Besides, simple saying “quiet” won’t work unless you actively teach your pooch the meaning of the word.Instead of completely ignoring your puppy when he is barking, grab a little piece of food and put it right under his nose. Say “Quiet”, he will most likely stop barking to smell and probably get the treat, count to 2, then let him have the treat by simply opening your fingers or hand.

Follow this link for a detailed explanation of this exercise and more on barking solutions.Learning how to train a reliable dog command is also very useful.

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