Not sure about how one of us might snatch things out of his mouth more often since it seems to happen in excess
But I will say that that is a good theory.
Also you folks are right we were probably testing him too much last night. We never have messed with his food before so the whole thing when I went to unleash him was a bit surprising. I called my boyfriend in the room and told him, he went to grab his food to see what I was talking about and that is how we figured out he only does it to me
We will not be testing him in this situation again and I'll unleash him before I put the food down from now on. We so often have him on a leash while he is out and about so we can snatch him up quick if he is getting into it too much with the cats, and this has never been a problem before so I didn't realize this was something he apparently can't be trusted to handle right now.
Bottom line though, I don't want a dog who can't handle me handling him no matter what he is into. I wanna train this out of him immediately and any advice is good advice as far as I am concerned.
I will try the treat thing. Anything else as far as play etc to ensure he doesn't get aggressive about other things?
It just seems weird to me that he did that because a. he never has and b. more often than not I feed him by hand so I can capitalize meal time as training time.
He is always really gentle about getting the food from my hand. However, could this be why he didn't want me to take his food away, thinking if she gets my food she might make me do stuff to get it?