Re: growling and snapping
I may be in the minority, but I handle growling & snapping very firmly & swiftly! NOT abusively, but I make it very clear, regardless of age, that growling or snapping under any circumstance will not be tolerated---ever! As mswipple said, your girl is a baby, so you have the opportunity to nip it the bud before the behavior becomes more established. Good luck!