But taking your pup for a trot in darkness presents a range of challenges for both you and your pet’s safety.
With this in mind, doggy bedding specialists OnBuy Dog Beds spoke to the experts to get the best tips to avoid issues over the winter months.
Here are the 12 ways you can safely get out-and-about with your canine friend even when the sun has gone down, according to dog trainer and founder of Rebarkable Ali Smith, and vet Dr Joanna Woodnutt MRCVS from The Veterinary Content Company.
"Walk more populated routes, and be aware that local parks often close their gates around sunset. You don't want to get your car locked in the local park and you do want people to be around if anything goes on."
"Whether you're walking alone, letting someone know where you're going and how long you'll be is never a bad idea - even in the depths of summer. Sometimes things don't go as planned and having someone as back up is better than having no one."