About Us

Meet your force-free dog and puppy trainer. Serving the greater Sacramento, CA area.

Hello, I’m Chloe MacBean. . .

I am a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA, ADB-CCBC, CSAT). After spending over 12 years in the tech industry, I was feeling empty and unfulfilled. I took a leap of faith and started volunteering at a local animal shelter to fill my life-long love of working with dogs. In almost no time at all, I knew I needed to dive into all things dog, and thus, in 2019—Lab & Leo was born. Lab & Leo is named after two dogs that inspired me to trust my gut and transition into a new industry: Jack, my Black Labrador Retriever and Takoda, my Leonberger. I owe everything to these two guys!

My goal as a trainer is to always empower guardians to create strong relationships with their dogs based on clear communication, deep rooted connection and cooperation. I truly believe that this allows the dog to become a more mindful thinker. I use force-free, science-based, positive reinforcement training methods that yield terrific results. I am always expanding my education in the field to bring new, practical techniques to my clients. My hope is that I help create harmonious homes for all dogs and pet parents!

Peace, Paws, and Harmony,

– Chloe



  • CSAT (Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)
  • Certified Family Dog Mediation: L.E.G.S.® Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation® Professional Course
  • Fear Free® Certified Animal Trainer
  • Certified Canine Behavior Counselor – Trish King’s Academy of Dog Behavior


Team Arlo

“We were first time dog owners when 8 week old Arlo came into our lives. Chloe was referred to us and I thank my lucky stars every day that she entered our lives. She was patient, knowledgeable, personable, and extremely loving toward Arlo from the very beginning. She worked with us at our own pace, focusing on what Arlo needed specifically. We were given so many tools, unwavering support, and a shoulder to cry on when we felt like we were at our wit’s end. Puppies are definitely hard but Chloe truly set us up for success, and now we have such a well-behaved, independent, and loving dog. I cannot thank Chloe enough – we are so grateful for her!”

– Team Arlo

Team Fritz

“We are new owners to our very first furry friend Fritz. We rescued him from a local shelter knowing he had been abused by his previous owner and would have some challenges. Fritz was a loving wonderful dog but came with anxiety and much needed training in walking without pulling, anxiety around other dogs, and recall. Because we were new parents we had so many anxieties and Chloe was there on the spot to alleviate our worries at any time. With her incredible training skills she helped us train Fritz so that he was less anxious and more at home. Not only did she help Fritz but she helped US to be good parents. We have so many tools because of Chloe. She gave us the gift of integrating our new family member with patience, ease and immense love. She provides a tremendous gift to others who want to begin a new family with a furry friend.”

– Team Fritz

Team Obi

“Chloe helped us tremendously with our dog’s separation anxiety. She always had a clear plan with specific instructions that helped our dog go from an avid barker (for the entirety of our absence) to a peaceful pup. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t work on my part but Chloe was always available to support me and the family. Her tracking system was easy to adopt, and our weekly check-ins were so important to keeping the momentum going and/or modify what worked best for us. Chloe’s positivity and experience were just what I needed when I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I highly recommend Chloe!”

– Team Obi

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