It is very dangerous! LE and military dogs often work in dangerous situations in which they or others they work with can be in mortal danger. They train hard, but with an intensity necessary to be confident in life/death situations. These dogs are not pets, just like soldiers/police are not civilians. Though they have downtime like all of us, they are not pets.It sounds like a very dangerous situation for the dog- could have gone very wrong if the explosives were triggered when he was closer. Glad everyone was OK. Depending on what that video shows, it could be truly heartwrenching with kids involved- who had no choice, and must have been small enough to be dragged, carried.
I currently work ( security) with a TSA bomb dog daily, the handler constantly complains about the insensitivity of people who want to run up to his dog like she’s a pet. Folks don’t realize that when working in situations like LE/ military, that when on duty the dog cannot engage in unnecessary pleasantries. Vigilance by the dog and handler is necessary to ensure the safety of the dog, the soldiers/officers, and the mission. This differentiates these dogs from pet/sport dogs.