Tyce Erickson is the owner and head trainer of Utah Bird Dog Training, LLC. He grew up in Orem, Utah into a family of outdoor enthusiasts. At twelve years old his dad bought him his first shotgun, a browning BPS and by the age of 18 he had already worn the gun out from so much bird hunting! Ever since he could remember he would go hunting with his dad and brothers for pheasants, ducks, and big game every fall. At age fifteen he had already saved enough money for his own duck hunting boat, all the gear to go along with it, and had trained his first black lab. Tyce is now 37 years old and trains bird dogs full time here at Utah Bird Dog Training, LLC. He only missed two seasons of bird hunting because of a two year service mission to Taiwan. He loves bird hunting and all of the good things associated with it: good friends, sunrises, sunsets, sights and sounds of nature and of a course the bird dogs! Tyce is a member and judge for the American Pointing Lab Association and enjoys running dogs in the American Kennel Club and American Pointing Lab Association sponsored events. He has run and titled dogs from the Junior and Certified level to the Master and Grand Master level in the APLA and AKC hunt tests. Tyce also breeds and trains top end pointing labradors and field bred golden retrievers. No matter what type of bird dog you prefer, Tyce will train it here at Utah Bird Dog Training, LLC. Tyce has worked with pretty much all the great pointing and retrieving breeds and understands the different breeds and what it takes to help them become a quality gun dog. If you can relate to Tyce and our passion for hunting behind a well trained bird dog, than you have come to the right place!
Jeff Brinkerhoff has been with Utah Bird Dog Training for just about 6 years. Jeff was born in Alabama and moved to Utah when he was a young kid. Jeff has always loved shooting, but was introduced to the hunting scene later in life, but quickly grew to love bird hunting and bird dogs. Jeff understands and is trained on the Utah Bird Dog Training program and has a great attitude with the dogs. Jeff loves bird hunting and of course the bird dogs. To train full time for five years this must be something you are passionate about! Jeff is a hard worker and wants to make the best hunting dog possible for our clients. He has trained all the major pointing and retrieving breeds and has a good knowledge base of what it takes to make the different breeds tick. He is honest and hard working and we are grateful to have him as part of the Utah Bird Dog Training team. May I ad he is a great shot with the shotgun, not many birds get away from Jeff when he is around!
Ian Norton has been with us for about 4 years now and has been a great asset in helping us produce good dogs coming out of our training program. Ian owns a couple labs for waterfowl hunting and a Brittany/Viszla cross that is a great little upland dog that he uses when hunting upland game. Ian was born and raised in south Utah County and is a hard worked and cares about helping produce the best dogs as possible. Ian is passionate about bird dogs, hunting and loves the outdoors. We feel lucky to have Ian as part of our team!