Does that mean your dogs recognize him as a fellow subordinate? Does it mean he is not part of the Alpha Pair?
My husband is definatley a joint leader to the dogs. He has an excellent relationship with them, and like me, trials them in competition. We are both dog trainers in our spare time.
All this means is that this particular greeting behaviour is not a problem to him, therefore, it is not a problem at all and has zero bearing on any of the alpha stuff. If this greeting from the dogs was a problem for him and he did try ignoring, and they kept it up, then it would be a problem and the relationship would need looking at.
On the other hand, I don't mind the dogs liking my face - so they do. My husband does not like this - so they don't.
For the most part though, we both have the same rules and regulations for the dogs, and are extrememly consistant with what we want.
Also, how do your dogs act when company comes? How do "communicate" what you expect when people come over.
We expect calm dogs who will say hello nicely then go about thier business. This is what we both trained them to do, consistantly, and this is what the dogs do
This training started with 'no jumping' and then progressed .... We have a few dog savy friends who were only to happy to help with 'visitor' training as long as we returned the favour
We also have non-doggy visitors who were happy to humour us when we initially trained 'greeting' visitors.