Scaredy dog insists on his paw being held on car rides

A dog who cannot get through a car journey without his owner holding his paw for reassurance is becoming the latest web hit.

In a video posted to YouTube, the scaredy dog Tommy can be seen cowering in the passenger seat as the car begins driving, before trying to hide under the driver's arm.

As it all gets too much for him, Tommy pulls his owner's hand towards him to squeeze his paw.

Tommy's owner Adam Douglas, who uploaded the video, wrote after it reached over 403,000 hits: "I only uploaded the video to see what the YouTube video editor was like so I didn't expect this at all."