My cat refuses to lie on any bedding. It's becoming quite ridiculous because if you want him to stop lying somewhere it's enough to put there a cloth. I'd give this up but the problem is that we want to participate in shows in the future and I can't imagine how we'll do it if he just refuses any bedding. With all this, he feels quite comfortable on a couch or my bed. When I take him to a vet in a crate, he gets under the covering. How can I train him to lie on the bedding? Is there any way at all?
Perhaps you can clicker train him to lie on his bedding (yes, cats CAN be trained!). See http://www.clickertraining.com/cattraining for more info!
is your cat longhaired? maybe he just feels too warm on the bedding ^_^