Top Notch Canine was founded and established by Reagan Pearman in 2018. Top Notch Canine is located in Sevierville and Eastern TN. We offer basic obedience, advanced obedience, potty training, house manners, and rehabilitate problem dogs. Our programs include board and trains, day training, private lessons, and boarding.
Reagan has always had a love for animals since a young age. In 2015 she decided to take the first step toward making her passion for dogs a career. She began by educating herself on canine behavior and participating in training classes with her own dog, focusing on leash reactivity towards other dogs. She took her talents to PetSafe Village in late 2015 and began training dogs professionally. Following this step in her career, in early 2017, she joined a franchise where she sharpened her skills training dogs. After four years of learning and training she decided to open her own business with her husband Will, Top Notch Canine! In her free time Reagan loves to compete in dog sports and hang out with family. Her Belgian Malinois Cato, is a national competitor in dock diving. She also enjoys competing in; PSA, frisbee, conformation, and NACSW. On the weekends you can usually find her taking pictures of sport dogs and training at Bootleggers PSA Club. She is an IACP professional member, a CGC evaluator, as well as a NePoPo Silver School Graduate. Her favorite aspect of dog training is helping people be able to include their animals in even more parts of their lives, and all the joy that brings their owners.
Will served in the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment until 2015. While there he completed: OSUT, Airborne School, RASP, Ranger School, and 3 rotations to Afghanistan. During Will’s time in the 75th Ranger Regiment, he developed a keen interest for watching the dogs on missions with them as the dogs worked. These very versatile, dual purpose dogs are able to help Rangers on their missions with everything from route clearance to detaining suspects. That small bit of intrigue was a seed that followed him as he left the military and got his first German Shepherd, Duke. Duke came into his life in 2015 like a wrecking ball. Although Duke was an amazing running buddy, he needed a lot of help being trained. Will began taking classes with Duke and eventually met Reagan. She had a passion for dogs just like him. Reagan was training dogs professionally at the time, and Will began to learn from her and help her with her training. He soon realized that this passion for training dogs might actually be able to be a career. Will is a Certified NePoPo Gold Trainer with an Electronic Collar Certification, a Professional Member of the IACP, as well as a CGC evaluator. He continues to strive to always be a student of dog training. Reagan and Will started Bootleggers PSA club together in 2020, and he is currently the club director. He enjoys spending time on the weekends with family, and training sport dogs for PSA.
Amanda moved to Knoxville in 2022 from Fredericksburg Virginia. Her career of training dogs began at the age of 15 with the purchase of her first working line Doberman, Juno. Her intense level of drive and Amanda’s matched level of passion for dog training quickly forced her to hone her skills as a handler that could meet her training needs.
She lives with her three German Shepherds, Boden, Cleetus and That Za and currently competes with Boden in PSA. She has trained law enforcement K9s in apprehension and detection, performance dogs in Agility and Flyball, and sport dogs in Schutzhund, PSA and Personal Protection.
Amanda loves training dogs in basic and advanced obedience. She finds the satisfaction of forging the direct line of communication between dogs and their owners so rewarding.