I had a RWD S-15 for about 5 years in Kelowna, B.C... I had a few close calls with it that if I had a 4x4, likely wouldn't have happened. I had good snow tires for it that I put on religiously. I never got stuck, but also picked my battles for trips in the winter. A Dak is heavier than a S15 so that's more weight to try to move forward/up hills.
With my former 1500, and current 3500 when the snow hits, we leave the truck in 4x4 unless we are in a parking lot or fighting with tight turning corners.
People drove RWD for years before FWD was available and survived... Not sure what your driving skill is.