Is this normal? I'm really glad that she likes him but it kind of hurts my feelings because she gets sad when he leaves. I can tell her here comes (insert his name) while looking out the window and she'll sit there and look for him for 20 minutes.
Every time he leaves and comes back again he's undoubtedly bringing new and different smells with him. It's a new experience for her every time, and yes she can still smell his underlying scent of who he is, but she's going to get super excited about the new smells before she calms down and realizes he's who he's always been.
As far as saying "Here comes ____ " watch your tone of voice. If you say it in a monotonous tone, she'll likely be less excited albeit still curious because you're speaking to her and telling her to expect something/someone. Especially if she's well trained on the "here comes" command / expression.
Remember how she acts when he leaves and then comes back. Hold that imagery in your head, and then YOU leave the house for an extended amount of time and return. I guarantee you it's the same reaction, if not heightened because you are hers and she is yours.
Dogs are pack animals. Guys operate a lot more like packs while women operate more like supporters. Your dog likes the guy more as it is more natural behaviour for her while your behaviour seems weird to her at times.
Lol your dog is telling you that he is the one ;) You can't really be jealous of your dog. My dog is a guy and since the first day we got him he has been listening to my mom all the time, listens to e maybe 20% of the time.
Some people just have a way with animals. I feel bad for my friends because their cats seriously love me. Cats just know. I am like obsessed with cats. I love them so much. Cats have always been a part of my life and I just have a way with them. They just know that when I come over I will pet them. Even if its a difficult cat, it will like me.
Don't sweat it though. Your dog still loves you. She just also happens to have a huge like for your boyfriend. It's a good thing, means he's a good person and a good fit for both of your lives.
Dogs get more exicted when they see vistors than they do when they see thier owner. They see thier owner more often than the vistor, so when they see the vistor, they get really excited. The same happens with my dogs. Lol.
My dog does that as well with my best friend. Don't take it to heart. It is like when you see a friend you don't see all the time so you don't pay as much attention to your parents. Obviously you still love your parents but the friend is fun and exciting.