When the Clarets sold prolific forward Charlie Austin to QPR in the latter stages of the transfer window, many supporters queried how Dyche's side would fare without a marksmen who had struck 41 league goals in 69 starts.
However, in Austin's absence, Ings has flourished.
The 21-year-old helped himself to his sixth and seventh goals of the season, either side of Scott Arfield's header, as Burnley ran out 3-0 winners against Birmingham at Turf Moor.
"He's young and he's learning and he's got a real desire to learn and improve," said Dyche whose side maintained their unbeaten home record this term.
"He's a young man still and he's earning his spurs, so to speak. He's on a real rich vein of form and he's enjoying his football.
"He was putting a lot of pressure on himself and he's released that pressure and is playing with a real smile."
After seven games Burnley have collected 14 points from seven games to leave them fourth in the Sky Bet Championship table, ensuring Austin's exit is becoming a distant memory.
"There was a small percentage of doom-mongers here who, as soon as Charlie went, they were the 'that's-it brigade' - very small, I must say," added Dyche.
"The fact is we believe in what we do, we believe in the players. We've got total belief in the players."
Dreams of promotion may be starting to creeping into fans' minds but they are not at the forefront of Dyche's thinking just yet, even if it marks Burnley's best to a season for 12 years.
He said: "It's going well for them (the players), well for us, well for the fans, but it's a constant work in progress, we're still light in squad numbers and we have to be aware of that."