With the way society (read: the Internet) is going, it seems prudent to start teaching the proper techniques behind animal handholding on the first day of Driver’s Ed. Teen drivers need to get used to holding hands with adorable, whiny huskies as early as possible. You can never be too safe.
Then of course they can work their way up through other categories of furry handhold buddies: Scottish Folds, Puggles, otters. Otters would probably require some kind of special license though. And, you know, some kind of tank.