It never even occurred to me to wear shoes indoors. Sometimes if I just need to grab something quickly I'll leave my shoes on and go get it but I always feel guilty for tracking dirt in the house. The idea of wearing shoes full time indoors makes me slightly uncomfortable for reasons I can't really articulate very well. On the subject of dogs, I sometimes make Keela walk back and forth on the front porch a couple of times before letting her in, so she can track any mud or whatever there instead of into the house. I've considered attempting to train her to wipe her feet but I think this solution is lower effort and probably achieves roughly equivalent results. --- merged: Oct 27, 2015 at 11:39 AM --- I would be profoundly irritated by a guest in my home who did not remove their shoes upon entry. Different cultures I suppose?